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State rep. kicks off re-election campaign

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.


State rep. attends Burholme Civic meeting

State Rep. Mark Cohen addressed last month’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, endorsing National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and buy American-made products.


Stack and Cohen show support for National Small Business Weekend

State Sen. Mike Stack and state Rep. Mark Cohen are introducing resolutions in support of National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and purchase American-made products.


School partnership will prepare for job market

Peirce College and the University of the Arts have developed an educational partnership intended to better prepare students for the current job market.


Quick and easy beef

Since Eve made that unforgivable mistake, traditionally, woman has labored by the sweat of her brow in the kitchen, among other places.



An old-fashioned cupid

Sweet Beginnings celebrates 30 years of one-on-one matchmaking.

Singles who sign up with Sweet Beginnings don’t begin their matchmaking journey by filling out a questionnaire, whether on paper or online. 


Mumia lawyer nominated to head Civil Rights Division

A U.S. Senate committee last week approved President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, but a bipartisan group of elected officials isn’t done fighting confirmation of the former Mumia Abu-Jamal defense attorney.


Medical matters: How you can recognize and treat high blood pressure

Blood pressure is the measurement of force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. The measurement is given in two different numbers: the top or higher number known as the systolic and the bottom or lower number known as the diastolic. The systolic is the highest pressure and the diastolic the lowest pressure during each heartbeat.


Lynn lawyer requests denial of DA’s appeal

The lawyer for a Catholic cleric whose historic 2012 child-endangerment conviction was reversed late last year asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to deny the District Attorney’s appeal of that reversal.