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    Entering the octagon

    Eddie Alvarez gears up for UFC debut.


    2014 High School Football Preview: Recruiting Roundup

    CON­SENSUS OF NA­TION­AL RE­CRUIT­ING PUB­LIC­A­TIONS



    Before & after

    Contractors’ employees this week are finishing the cleanup of a Frankford property they demolished last week. The house at 4712 Worth St. had been listed as “imminently dangerous” by the Department of Licenses and Inspections since after it was damaged in a fire in July 2013. Neighbors had complained the building should be torn down, and a city contractor began that work — by hand — on July 21. The property’s owner, a Florida man, will be billed $34,000. 


    Snow in the summer

    As we flip the calendar and leave July, we leave behind National Ice Cream Month, which was first declared by President Reagan in 1984. August usually brings even hotter temperatures and higher humidity to Philly. What better way to beat the heat than to enjoy some icy indulgences? 


    City begins to tear down Frankford home damaged in ‘13 fire

    A city contractor on Monday began tearing down a Frankford home that was heavily damaged in a 2013 fire.


    World Cup Calimari

    Not quite Latin American cuisine, Brazilian food is a blend of European, African, Native Indian and Japanese influences. Brazil’s national beverage is coffee, and its most popular cocktail is the Caipirinha, made from cachaca (Brazilian rum), lime and sugar. Brazilian cuisine has yet to have its moment in the sun in the Philadelphia area. But with the World Cup and the upcoming Olympics being held in Brazil, we may be tasting more of their foods— including octopus.


    Execution warrant signed for cop killer

    Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed a death warrant for the convicted murderer of Philadelphia cop and Northeast resident Chuck Cassidy.


    Trips: April 23, 2014

    THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Select dates in April 2014. Disney World special packages. Three days and four nights, or five days and four nights. Prices from $859 per person include roundtrip airfare between Philadelphia and Orlando, Disney magical express transfers, hotel accommodations, Disney four day park hopper pass, one free piece of baggage per person each way, taxes, fees and insurance. 610-892-1133.