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ORCA holds May general meeting

The Olde Richmond Civic Association held its monthly general meeting on Tuesday, May 24, over Zoom. The meeting, which was hosted by ORCA president Rosemary...

Driscoll, Dillon await swearing-ins

Mike Driscoll won a seat in City Council last Tuesday, while Jim Dillon earned a trip to Harrisburg as the newest member of the...

Hunt is on for suspect in Trax slaying

A man twice arrested for violent criminal behavior and illegal possession of a weapon — and twice let free when witnesses failed to appear in court — is...

Historic Church of Assumption spared, for now

To borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, reports of the demise of the Church of the Assumption might have been greatly exaggerated.Also exaggerated are...

Trax Foods clerk killed in Kensington South robbery

Throngs of busy commuters skirted police tape on Front Street Thursday morning as officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Homicide Unit investigated a fatal...

Squilla comes up big in South Philly

In a hotly contested race for City Council’s 1st Councilmanic District, South Philly resident Mark Squilla came through with a victory over fellow Democrats...

Neighborhoods are gearing up for Memorial Day celebrations

Hank Slaveski, Grand Marshal of the Bridesburg Memorial Day parade, pose for a portrait on his decorated porch, Saturday, May 21, 2011.With Memorial Day coming...

River wards hit the big screen with ‘Cost of a Soul’ this weekend

In 2009, Norristown native Sean Kirkpatrick and a handful of others gathered in the river wards to tell a story.Setting up shop in a house...

Four way fight to take 1st unfolds on Tuesday

(From left) 1st District candidates Vern Anastasio, Joe Grace, Mark Squilla and Jeff Hornstein debated issues facing the district last week at the Veteran...

Fairmount frustrated over parking

City officials met with the Fairmount Civic Association last week to address parking concerns.In a special meeting, Thursday, May 5, the Fairmount Civic Association...

Grant aims to pair services in city’s most drug-ridden police districts

The communities served by the city’s 24th and 25th police districts are some of the areas in the city most stricken by drug addiction...

Fallen heroes remembered as Philly’s Police Week kicks off

The chilly rainstorm of Wednesday, May 4, seemed symbolically appropriate during last week’s Living Flame Memorial Service, held at Franklin Square Park near 6th...

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