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Local WWII veteran dies

World War II veteran and Torresdale resident Sir Stanley Wojtusik, a man knighted by monarchs in Belgium and Luxembourg for his tireless efforts to memorialize the Battle of the Bulge, died at his home on Friday. He was 90.

Hoping for a glimpse

Streets of Philadelphia: Pope Francis visited the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday morning. Pilgrims gathered near the prison, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Holy Father.

At Holme Playground, it’s now order on the court

The once-unusable basketball surface received a makeover; the playground also added a new tot play area, and a new play area for older children as part of a $363,000 project.

Ex-officer Marynowitz blessed by pope

Pope Francis on Saturday morning blessed John Marynowitz, a police officer severely wounded in a June 16, 1993, shooting.

Broad Street Media acquires rights to Philadelphia City Paper

Broad Street Media LLC announced today that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to Philadelphia City Paper from SB New York Inc. SB New York also owns Metro, the free daily that is distributed in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. It purchased City Paper in August 2014.

Around Town: September 30, 2015

See what special events are coming up in your neighborhood in the Times’ Around Town section. 

7th PDAC honors officers of the month

The 7th Police District Advisory Council honored Frederick Clough and Timothy Taylor as Officers of the Month for August during the council’s monthly meeting on Sept. 21 at the Lafayette-Redeemer home.

Crowds gather at St. Katharine Drexel Shrine hoping to see the pope

A rally of pilgrims gathered at St. Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem this morning with high hopes of catching a glimpse of Pope Francis. There were rumors circulating throughout the Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County communities that the pontiff was going to visit the National Shrine following his scheduled appearance at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

Training day

City officials cut the ribbon on the new $15.5 million Philadelphia Police Training Center on Woodhaven Road. 

The stars of SPIN

A special celebration: The Norcom Community Center hosted a celebration in recognition of SPIN employees on Sept. 11.