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Firehouse at Bustleton and Bowler to reopen

The firehouse at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street that has been closed for renovations since winter is reopening.


Fire Department appoints new commissioner

The Philadelphia Fire Department gained a new commissioner on June 14, one day following the retirement of the often-controversial Lloyd Ayers, who served 40 years as a firefighter, including the last decade as commissioner. Mayor Michael Nutter named Derrick Sawyer as Ayers’ successor last month.


Essay contest winners honored in Crescentville

Rising Sun Plaza, at 5675 Rising Sun Ave. in Crescentville, recently honored the winners of the annual Ed Cutler Memorial My Mom/Dad is the Greatest Essay Contest.


Councilman O’Neill gives out activities grants

City Councilman Brian O’Neill distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund grants to various volunteer organizations in the 10th Councilmanic District.


Corbett signs bill for dyslexia intervention program

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed into law House Bill 198, the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program, sponsored by state Rep. Ed Neilson.


Corbett nominates Northeast man to Court of Common Pleas

Far Northeast resident Mike Fanning is on track to becoming a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, having been nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett and approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee.


Charlie Gracie to perform at Disston Rec

The legendary Charlie Gracie will be in concert on Thursday, July 10, at Disston Recreation Center, at 4510 Disston St. in Tacony. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by Ramona Jane.


Around town: July 2, 2014

Get your free shades at the Shore


Alex’s Lemonade Stand to set up at Holmesburg Dunkin’ Donuts

An Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be set up on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, at 8902 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg.


Upper Holmesburg Civic to host European fall festival

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is planning to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a European-style fall festival that would double as a fundraiser for the group.