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Tacony residents reject ‘sex-positive’ club

During a special meeting of the Tacony Civic Association on Thursday night, zoning attorney Justin Krik told more than 150 area residents that his clients’ plans for the historic Tacony Music Hall are in keeping with the 19th-century landmark’s original purpose.


Setting the record straight on sanctuary cities

The City of Philadelphia put together this set of frequently asked questions on sanctuary cities.


Revenue department pays a visit to Burholme

Graham O’Neill, administrator of taxpayer assistance programs for the revenue department, discussed a program that cuts the accessed value of a property by $30,000, meaning lower taxes.


Remembering the life of a local legend

Elmer “Bud” Atkinson was a U.S. Army veteran, Philadelphia firefighter and served as president of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library in Frankford. He died at age 92. 


Religious Events: March 22, 2017

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


Register for free trees

Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation have announced open registration for the Spring 2017 TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway program, which will continue through March 27.


Neighbors to discuss proposed ‘sex-positive’ club

The Tacony Civic Association will host a public meeting to   discuss the possibility of a members-only sex club. Organizers say the group is striving to create “a community center serving   those who are marginalized for their sexual identities.”


A loving tribute

Part of their family: On Monday, March 13, the Student Senate of Northeast High School held a small breakfast in honor of Maureen Travagline, the school’s nurse who passed away from pancreatic cancer in January. The Student Senate held a school-wide Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament to raise money to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. More than $500 was raised and the staff was able to match that amount. The school presented a check to the Travagline family, which will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 


Local Flair: March 22, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar coming to BRT


House approves bill that protects IDs of police involved in shootings

The state House of Representatives passed, 157-39, legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) that would prohibit the release of the name of a police officer involved in a firearm discharge or use of force for 30 days or until the end of an investigation, whichever is shorter.