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Spending time with the family

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 held its annual breakfast for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, Nov. 26. 


Pilot program brings health care home

If you can recall when doctors made house calls, then you probably can remember “I Like Ike” buttons, black-and-white televisions and afternoon newspapers that cost a nickel.


Pets of the Week: December 3, 2014

Maya is magnificent 


Officers of the Month honored by 7th PDAC

John Conway and Barbara Tiano were named Officers of the Month in the 7th Police District during the Nov. 20 meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council.


Officer of the Month honored by 15th PDAC

Patrick Mangold was honored Nov. 24 as the 15th Police District Advisory Council’s Officer of the Month for October for making arrests in several gunpoint robberies.


A lifetime of memories

Mayfair author Dianne Hulme’s novel has a local touch.   


Lanni announces candidacy for City Council

Center City businessman Lou Lanni last Friday entered the race for an at-large City Council seat, declaring his intentions at Tailhook Tavern, at 3522 Cottman Ave. in Mayfair.


Holmesburg Civic hears complaints about local business

A new business has taken over the property at Torresdale Avenue and Tolbut Street, and neighbors say some zoning requirements have been forgotten.   


The future looks bright

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently awarded its 2014 Tacony Youth Grant Award to the St. John Neumann Youth Group, based at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The grant was for $1,000. It was presented to Michael Hogan Jr., the group founder and director. The ceremony took place at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39 hall, at 7229 Tulip St. For information, visit www.jcmcccftacony.org


Friends of Poquessing organize clean up event

A dozen volunteers gathered at Knights Road and Clarendon Avenue in Morrell Park on Nov. 15 to participate in the LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Friends of Poquessing Watershed.