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Tom Wolf’s pick for chairwoman drops out of race

Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for governor, suffered an embarrassing setback last week when his hand-picked candidate to chair the state party committee dropped out of the race.


A tale of mystery

Who killed Dianna Doll?


Screams of protest

Loathing in Tacony: Members of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire hold a recruiting rally in front of the Tacony Library Branch on Torresdale Avenue. Police had to shield the recruiters — who want to promote a white Christian way of life — after residents in the neighborhood gathered with reactions of anger and disgust. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS


Poquessing Park Trail to Rush State Park nears completion

The hiking and biking trail now being built from behind Junod Playground in Parkwood to the rear of Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton and the Boulevard should be completed in August, Parkwood Civic Association members were told June 18.


Phillies president addresses local luncheon

Dave Montgomery, president and CEO of the Phillies, recently addressed a luncheon of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.



Pennypack Park cleanup is a success

A dozen volunteers from Holmesburg Christian Academy joined 26 others to clean up Pennypack Park on May 24 in the area of Sandy Run, a tributary stream to the Pennypack.


The Peacemakers

Turn the page: St. Martin students celebrated their class’ published book, We are Peacemakers. The students each contributed a passage in the book describing how they do things daily to become peacemakers. They also drew their own illustrations. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Northwood Civic discusses improvements for local park

Crime, quality-of-life issues and park upkeep dominated members’ discussions during the Northwood Civic Association’s June 17 meeting at St. James Church.


Mural arts program designs wall in Frankford

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program teamed with Special People In Northeast Inc. to design a mural on an exterior wall at SPIN’s property at 1616 Orthodox St. in Frankford.