She’s a Miracle
Members of the organic, farm-fresh produce industry have been trying to establish a foothold in Northeast Philadelphia for years. Somerton’s Walker Lodge will be the site of one company’s newest attempt next spring.
How to switch schools
A proposal to build a new credit union branch on the James D. Morrissey Inc. property dominated the agendas of two civic association meetings in the Northeast last week. Residents in East Torresdale unanimously rejected the plan on Jan. 12, while their neighbors in Upper Holmesburg postponed their Jan. 15 vote indefinitely.
‘Senior lunch and learn’ event Jan. 29
Fox Chase has moved to the top of the pecking order in the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project.
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School hosted the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Monday. Members of the community enjoyed a free breakfast along with youth performances and community information.
Dec. 15 through 28
There were 52 thefts from autos recently reported in the 2nd Police District, and many of those crimes involved removal of vehicle air bags.
Thursday, January 22
Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.
Philadelphia police may have captured the gunman who murdered three other men execution-style inside a house on the 4600 block of Vista St. on Jan. 10, although the department’s information office has not officially confirmed an arrest.
A man was killed and a woman wounded by gunfire during an apparent robbery at a house in Frankford on Sunday, Philadelphia police say.
A drunk driver has been ordered to serve 5-1/2 to 12 years in state prison for killing a woman pedestrian outside Wissinoming Park in 2013 after the victim had pushed her longtime husband out of the vehicle’s path.
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted former Ironworkers boss Joe Dougherty of using his Northeast Philadelphia-based local to intimidate contractors into using union labor and violently retaliating against them if they didn’t.
State Rep. John Taylor, chairman of the Republican City Committee, will actively support Martina White in the upcoming special election for the 170th Legislative District seat.
Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.
It’s a new year, which means it’s the perfect time for a health makeover. First stop: your recipe box. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to choose either healthy or delicious; with a few simple swaps, you are able to have a nutritious meal on the table the entire family will enjoy. Below are suggestions for healthy recipe substitutions, ingredients to limit and cooking techniques to more frequently use. Now it’s time to grab your favorite family recipe, tie those apron strings and get cooking.
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