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Warm up from winter with homemade chili

North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!


Somerton approves hotel expansion

A Somerton public house and hotel dating to the American revolutionary era is in store for some major changes.


Northeast High’s SPARC program will fly once again

It looks like the Northeast High astronauts stuck up on the International Space Station will be rescued after all.


Alleged ‘Swiss Cheese Pervert’ out on bail

A Montgomery County man who allegedly exposed himself to women in Mayfair while asking them to perform a sexual act on him with Swiss cheese is out on bail.


Popular Rhawnhurst bakery closes its doors

Hesh’s, the Castor Avenue kosher bakery famed for its chocolate chip loaf, is closing, according to a sign on its window and a posting on its website.



Margolies lands five ward leader endorsements

Five Philadelphia ward leaders have endorsed Marjorie Margolies in the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District.


Local charity garners $500,000

The recent Susan G. Komen Philadelphia “50 Shades of Pink” Tie Ball attracted more than 400 people, including leaders from the local corporate, healthcare and philanthropic communities, as well as many public figures.


Lawmakers propose gay marriage bill

Three Greater Philadelphia state senators last week talked up bills that would allow same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and also ban landlord and employer discrimination against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender persons. Speaking at a City Hall news conference, state Sens. Daylin Leach, Mike Stack and Larry Farnese urged Republican leaders to support, not block, Senate Bill 719, which would legalize same-sex marriage, and Senate Bill 300, which would ban landlord and employer discrimination against LGBT Pennsylvanians.


Lackman renovations to be reviewed

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will review plans for the renovation of Lackman Recreation Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the playground, 1101 Bartlett St.  All neighbors are welcome to attend and review the plans for the project. The renovation should be completed no later than the end of the school year in June, the councilman said in a press release.