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Lawmakers propose gay marriage bill

Three Greater Philadelphia state senators last week talked up bills that would allow same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and also ban landlord and employer discrimination against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender persons. Speaking at a City Hall news conference, state Sens. Daylin Leach, Mike Stack and Larry Farnese urged Republican leaders to support, not block, Senate Bill 719, which would legalize same-sex marriage, and Senate Bill 300, which would ban landlord and employer discrimination against LGBT Pennsylvanians.

Gifts of Generosity

Gianna Granato, 6, and her brother Steven Granato, 7, of Bustleton, started raising money for Toys for Tots by making rubber-band bracelets and key chains. They began in October this past year, and were selling in local malls and street stands by November. Every time they raised a sufficient amount of money, they bought toys for kids and contacted a local charity that could use them. Their parents have always encouraged them to help their community with some sort of project. Since the bracelets and key chains have been such a success for them, they would like to keep selling past the holidays and continue donating the money to charities. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

Around town: January 15, 2014

Recycle your Christmas trees

Reunions: January 15, 2014


Trips: January 15, 2014

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Religious Events: January 15, 2014

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,

Calendar of Events: January 15, 2014

 Thursday, January 16

Soldier gets a warm welcome

Rhawnhurst residents recently welcomed neighbor A.J. Logan home from a tour in Afghanistan.

Thank you to our generous readers

The Times would like to thank all of the people who contributed to our Eleanor Smylie Community Fund.