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    New businesses to move into Cottman Ave. vacant store property

    A long-vacant Northeast Philadelphia department store property will be occupied and open for business by the Christmas shopping season.

    Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

    Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.

    State rep. kicks off re-election campaign

    State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.

    Blanket donations warm hearts

    State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) thanks the community for its donations of blankets and thermal underwear for St. Francis Inn Ministries, a Kensington-based charity that serves the poor and homeless.

    Living on through art

    One of the realities of living in a free country is that many young people are called upon to put their lives on the line to defend that freedom.

    Trips: December 4, 2013

    LEISURE TIMERS OF DELAIRE LANDING Dec. 5. Michener Museum, Doylestown. $39.99 includes “Life of Princess Grace Kelly” exhibit and bus.   Bus leaves at 10 a.m. 215-969-1994, 215-637-1699. Also: Dec. 15. “Jersey Boys” at Forrest Theatre. $135 includes orchestra seats and bus. 215-969-1994, 215-637-1699.

    Living on through art

    A local Navy officer, Michael Strange, who was killed in 2011, will be honored with a mural in Port Richmond.

    Trips: November 27, 2013

    MALVERN RETREAT HOUSE Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Malvern. Join in a spiritual retreat. 610-644-0400.

    Family of deceased accuser files suit against priest

    The family of a man who had accused a former Northeast Philadelphia parish priest of molesting him when he was a child has filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.