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Bustleton group backs Evans Street variance

A plan to build a couple of houses on an Evans Street property where just one now stands got the backing of Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week. However, it was far from unanimous support, and the property’s owners still need an OK from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Around town: December 25, 2013

Cyber classmates meet in the Northeast


7th PDAC names officer of the month

Philadelphia Police Officer Randy Vogt is at it again. Last year’s Officer of the Year in the 7th district has been named Officer of the Month for November after he arrested an alleged murderer in Somerton.


Your cough can indicate a variety of things

As a family medicine specialist, this is a question I am frequently asked. A cough is an involuntary reflex that comes from our brain when our brain senses that we need to clear out our airway (the tube that leads from our mouth to our lungs). But still, why? This can be one of many reasons. 


Winterize your driving strategy

Winter begins this Saturday, and that means only one thing.


‘We need tax fairness’

We need tax fairness to ensure that tax deadbeats pay what they owe, and homeowners do not receive yearly property tax hikes. More than a year ago, we gathered with neighbors in Tacony to push for tax fairness and we went to work in the General Assembly. Recently, two bills were passed in Harrisburg to improve tax fairness and help hard-working homeowners in Northeast Philadelphia.


Special concerts will make it a rock ‘n’ roll Christmas

A special concert of rock ’n’ roll Christmas songs will be presented this Saturday and Sunday at Settlement Music School, 3745 Clarendon Ave.


Space calamity

Some high school kids saved the world last Friday. It wasn’t the first time. Three of them died doing it, and it wasn’t the first time for that, either.


Somerton meeting postponed to Jan. 14

The Somerton Civic Association meeting originally scheduled for Dec. 10 has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 14, due to snow. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Walker Lodge 306, 1290 Southampton Road.


SEPTA policing visible in Frankford

A special detail of SEPTA police officers has been working in and around transit stops in Frankford since August.