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Bailey vows to clean up city, from dirty streets to corruption

“We need to stand lock step with the police. The police are the cornerstones of the community.” — Melissa Murray Bailey 

Around town: October 28, 2015

Disgarded leaves will be picked up citywide

Warm hearts

Showing they care: The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation’s Driving Away the Cold program distributed approximately 7,000 new winter coats to students from the Philadelphia School District, including local students from Stearne School, on Oct. 14. 

Volunteers clean up park on State Road

Sixteen volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park helped make Northeast Philadelphia look a lot nicer for Pope Francis’ visit to the area last month. They removed 36 bags of litter and two bags of recyclable cans from the area of the park across State Road from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

Tinney wants to help working-class neighborhoods

Dan Tinney hopes voters look at his resume when they go to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect seven at-large City Council members.

Redeveloper of ex-Liddonfield project to be named

Residents of Upper Holmesburg could soon learn the identity of the organization that will get the next crack at redeveloping the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project.

Quite an inspiration

Anthony Steckley’s perseverance was recently recognized by JEVS during the annual Strictly Business awards luncheon. 

Public officials encourage funding for roadways

Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell joined U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle at a Roosevelt Boulevard intersection on Oct. 12 to issue a public demand for Congress’ renewal of federal funding for the nation’s road, bridges and transit systems.

Pets of the Week: October 21, 2015

Middle-age boy seeks love

Panepinto promises to be an independent judge

Paul Panepinto, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge, is calling on voters to elect him as an independent to Pennsylvania Supreme Court.