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New cop on the block

With every new year comes new beginnings and, at Rizzo PAL in Port Richmond, a new cop is ready to take the reins. Police Officer Paul Pugh, 40, began his new position as center director in mid-December. Pugh follows in the...
The comforting feeling of a fresh start to a new year - or in this case a new decade - that January brings is always a nice feeling. It’s officially time to work on your new year’s resolutions, and...

Not Just a PAL, a Hero

From now on, every day is a Saturday for Ernie Rehr. “That’s what he says whenever people ask him how his retirement is going,” said his wife, Robin, in a phone interview. “Right now, we’re just taking a season of...
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, dozens of people perused photographs hanging at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center taken by an unlikely collection of artists: elementary school students. Seventh and eighth grade students at St. Laurentius School in Fishtown last spring and this...
It’s common Philly knowledge how unforgiving the Philadelphia Parking Authority is, and now you can be just as brazen in handing out those tell-tale blue and white tickets. In ornament form. Longtime River Wards resident Susan Murphy, 55, once again is...

Blanket statement

The dozen or so women gathered around tables in the church hall at Mother of Divine Grace are as tight-knit as the pieces of fabric they knot together. It’s the fourth Monday night in October, and Women at the Well...

Girl Talk

Young girls aged 10 to 17 from the Police Athletic League’s Positive Images program were on hand at Rizzo PAL Center last Monday night for a special presentation from both the Philadelphia Police Department’s acting commissioner, Christine Coulter, and...

Inking of others

Rob Dunphy, along with the Philly Phanatic tattoo adorning his navel, is quickly becoming a local celebrity. And while he’s not shy in front of the cameras, he’s using his time in the spotlight to shed light on Storm the...

Loss of a legend

  Port Richmond and the surrounding Philadelphia area lost one of its great advocates for finding a cure for breast cancer last week. Mary Louise Leuters, 84, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, from pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Gerald,...
Over the past five years, drug addiction has claimed the lives of more than 4,500 Philadelphians. Since that time, many selfless people in the community have created ways to help those in the thralls of addiction, whether it be...
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