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Taylor bill would aid state’s lowest-performing schools

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) plans to introduce legislation intended to rescue the state’s lowest-performing schools.


Leading lady

After 23 years, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce has a new chief.    


Housing for low-income seniors could be headed to Liddonfield site

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is getting a better sense of what the Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to do with the former Liddonfield housing project property, but the neighborhood group isn’t too happy with what it’s seeing.


Election roundup: A look at the final numbers

While Jim Kenney easily won last week’s Democratic mayoral primary with 56 percent of the vote, his numbers were even better in the 14 Northeast wards.


Celebrating centenarians

On May 21, Philadelphia celebrated the 15th Annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration in South Philadelphia. More than 100 local people, who will be 100 years of age or older in 2015, attended. They watched a magic show, listened to live music and enjoyed food and cake.


Around town: May 27, 2015

Health event at Nazareth Hospital


Wood wizards

Building is believing: Twenty fourth-year apprentice carpenters took part in a competition at the Carpenters Training Facility, at 10401 Decatur Road, on May 1.


Tompkins VIST Bank and Rotary Club donate to Fox Chase Elementary

A generous donation: Tompkins VIST Bank and the Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers last week donated $1,000 to Fox Chase Elementary School for books for the school library. The donation was made during a Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at VIST, at 8000 Verree Road (at Rhawn Street) in Fox Chase. ••


Taste of Israel

More than 100 people attended the Taste of Israel event on April 28 and enjoyed traditional cuisine. 


St. Timothy Lutheran Church announces upcoming events

A lot is happening at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Fox Chase.