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    Morrell Park’s Eddie Alvarez recently scored the first victory of his UFC career. 

    Actor lives out his dream in ‘The Lion King’

    Jelani Remy said he “grew up” with The Lion King, and for the last three-plus years, he’s humbled to perform in the classic show.

    Having the time of their lives

    Actor Doug Carpenter just turned 30, but he is very familiar with the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

    Building a Union

    John McCarthy is living the dream. The Mayfair native recently signed a deal with the Philadelphia Union as a goalie.   

    Trick or treat

    When it comes to shooting pool, Archbishop Ryan graduate Steve Markle certainly has some tricks up his sleeve.

    For most people, playing pool doesn’t venture far beyond horsing around in dimly-lit dive bars and smoke-filled taprooms. 

    Entering the octagon

    Eddie Alvarez gears up for UFC debut.

    A magical experience

    After 12 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow “Big Top,” Cirque du Soleil is bringing Varekai to arenas.

    Yo Jimmy!

    Northeast native Jimmy Binns is a veteran litigator, former state boxing commissioner, recent suburban police academy graduate and an actor who has appeared in two ‘Rocky’ films.

    Nobody can accuse Jimmy Binns of failing to answer the bell.

    “Business boot camp” survivor

    Port Richmond business owner takes part in a free small business program that will help grow his construction business

    See Kyle Lowder in Andrew Lloyd Weber classic

    Emmy-nominated daytime actor and stage star Kyle Lowder shows he’s more than just a handsome face as he brings his vocal talents and acting skills to The Media Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lowder appears in the title role through Jan. 5.

    Local officials help raise awareness of hunger

    Richie Simon, the 7th Police District’s community relations officer, on Sept. 18 helped bag groceries at the ShopRite at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. to help raise awareness of hunger and to raise funds to fill shelves at community food banks. Gov. Tom Corbett and the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland had declared Sept. 18 “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day.” City Councilman David Oh and state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle participated at other Northeast Philly ShopRites. ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $30 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities with food assistance throughout the Northeast United States.

    Don’t miss ‘Anything Goes’ at the Jardel Rec Center

    As the Jardel Drama theater company prepares for three weekend performances of Anything Goes, director Rachel Hrynczyszyn thinks the cast has the right mix of community theater veterans and newcomers.

    The girl next door

    A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.

    Neighborhood news in brief for the week of July 10

    Community leaders invited to Las Vegas to tour a Wynn casino similar to the one proposed for the River Wards; Port Richmond residents vote unanimously against a halfway house; Hinge Cafe temporarily closed, and more news in brief.

    River Wards news at-a-glance

    Updates and brief reports on River Wards news.

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