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In his blood

Brendan Sullivan talks about the success of his first novel, ‘Irish Blood,’ as he prepares to publish his second book. 


Hair salon zoning variance approved at Lawncrest meeting

The Lawncrest Community Association last week voted unanimously to not oppose a zoning variance for the owner of a hair salon at 537 Sanger St. (at Colgate Street). Expediter Tom Citro explained that the LCA did not oppose the owner when she came in front of the group in 2007.


Dog abandoned in trash bag

The Pennsylvania SPCA is asking the public for help in identifying the person(s) responsible for dumping a dachshund-type dog in a trash bag in Summerdale.


Darragh chairs first meeting as president

The Parkwood Civic Association has a new leader whose first priority is to formulate the organization’s new agenda for the months ahead.


DA candidate will not accept money from defense lawyers

Rich Negrin, a Democratic candidate for district attorney, announced that his campaign has not and will not accept contributions from lawyers whose primary area of practice requires them to appear regularly as legal representatives for the defense in cases prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.


Calendar of Events: Jan. 25, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 26


Around Town: Jan. 25, 2017

Flea market, fashion show at St. Hubert


Woodhaven Expressway completion makes wishlist

City Planner tells Somerton residents they should get involved in the project so their opinions can be on record.


Taubenberger is busy tending to Council matters

Al Taubenberger has been the one and only permanent president of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association for more than 20 years, but his time has been at a premium since he joined City Council a year ago.


SMT pastor leaving, to be replaced by St. Tim’s Olivere

The Rev. John F. Meyers, the pastor at St. Martin of Tours who recently announced he would close the convent, has been reassigned to serve as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler, Montgomery County. The move is effective Jan. 30.