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District attorney candidates to debate Thursday

The Chestnut Hill Local and WHYY are co-sponsoring a two-hour debate among the candidates for Philadelphia district attorney, to be held Thursday, March 23, in the auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 8000 Cherokee St.

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. 

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.”

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.

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. 

Fit for a king

‘The King and I’ is now on stage at the Academy of Music. 

Falcons to honor 2017 hall of famers

North Catholic soccer greats will be enshrined during the annual ceremony Sunday at Romano’s Caterers in Juniata.

Northeast boxers victorious at Philly Fight Night

Two local boxers were victorious at Philly Fight Night, which took place on March 10 at the 2300 Arena, in South Philadelphia.

Holy Family has workshops

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will hold a number of free upcoming workshops in its Education and Technology Center.

Around Town: March 17, 2017

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Breaking News

Teen arrested for attempted robbery, assault

A 17-year-old boy is facing attempted robbery and assaulting police charges in connection with two incidents in Parkwood early this week.

Thieves steal running car while owner fills tank

A Mayfair motorist learned the hard way on March 5 that you should never leave your parked car running, even if it’s connected to a gas pump and you’re standing right next to it.

Burglary charges dismissed due to faulty paperwork

There were 22 burglary charges filed against Marcus Fair and Anthony O’Connor, but Municipal Judge Karen Y. Simmons dismissed the cases due to lack of evidence. 

Northeast robbery spree ends with two arrests

A two-person robbery spree in the Northeast’s Upper Holmesburg and Holme Circle sections last week ended when an alert police officer spotted the suspects’ car in the parking lot of a local motel.

Sex trafficking lawsuit filed against NE motel 

The operators of a Northeast Philadelphia motel once called the “epicenter of human trafficking” by a city prosecutor have been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by attorneys for a child prostitution victim.

From the Northeast Times

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.

From the Star

Setting the record straight on the Aramingo Diner

Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.

Latest Opinion

Op-ed: Libraries can be an important chapter in the life of a child

Whether you grew up a bookworm or a child who avoided reading, everybody had a favorite book. These books stretched our imaginations, taught us valuable lessons, and helped us to grow in many ways.