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Mapping out a trip to Harrisburg

Global star: Jomal Mathew, a sixth-grader at Maternity BVM Elementary School, was the only Philadelphia qualifier to the National Geographic State Bee. Jomal competed in the state meet at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. To qualify, he won a school competition and then had to take a 70-question online test. “We are very proud of Jomal,” said Rosemary Washburn, Jomal’s sixth-grade teacher. 

Man convicted for violent rapes in Pennypack Park

A former Holmesburg man is facing the possibility of decades in state prison after his conviction last week for the violent rapes of two women in Pennypack Park in 2010 and 2011.

Local students walk for a cause

St. Albert the Great Elementary School students last Friday afternoon participated in the Race for Education, the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Light up the night

Franklin Square is having a birthday.

Harsh reality of protecting paws

Justice Rescue will debut its series May 14 during a screening at Dave & Buster’s.

Group appeals decision for rehab center

The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association will appeal a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision on the property at 6600 Bustleton Ave. (at Magee Avenue).

Around Town: April 27, 2016

Bob Pantano Dance Party at Cannstatter’s

‘Young candidates’ battle for 170th district seat

Democrats Fran Nelms and Matt Darragh will battle next Tuesday for the right to challenge state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) in the November general election.

Wolf officially makes medical marijuana legal in Pa.

State Rep. Mark Co­hen (D-202nd dist.) is happy that Pennsylvania on Sunday became the 24th state to leg­al­ize med­ic­al marijuana.