Story Archive October 02 2013

State to alter GED testing on Jan. 1

As the state prepares to alter the GED test, the Northeast GED Center is encouraging people to take classes before the changes are in effect.

State treasurer joins Democratic race for governor

State Treasurer Rob McCord last week joined the Democratic race for governor.

Street thefts discussed at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.

Tender time

Philadelphia Police Detective Martin Connors, 48, never thought he would believe the words of grief counselor Mickey Hirsch: Connors would eventually help other grieving parents whose children had died. 

Trips: October 2, 2013

G.E. RETIREES Oct 5 to 12. Caribbean cruise on Oasis of the Seas, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale. Prices from $1,399, include $75 per cabin shipboard credit. 610-892-1166.  

Two blighted homes, one hardworking office

State Rep. John Taylor's office is pursuing legal remedies to get two abandoned and unsanitary homes in Port Richmond cleaned and sealed, with some results. 

Voting is pitched as a matter of self-interest

Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.

Weapons found in Lincoln High employee’s truck

The locks have been changed at Lincoln High School, police said Friday.