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Heatline can help those in danger from excessive heat

When the National Weather Service declares an Excessive Heat Warning, thePhiladelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline – 215-765-9040 dash; is up and running, fielding calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat  blasting the region. In the latest activation, the Heatline will operate Sat., July 23, from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sun., July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; and Mon., July, 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heat index values for Saturday are expected to be 100 and 105 on Monday.

Zoning discussed at Somerton Civic special meeting

An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.

The thin blue line

Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.

Scholars: July 20, 2016

The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors. 

Reunions: July 20, 2016


Religious Events: July 20, 2016

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.

Public forum addressing digital inclusion to be held next week

City Councilman Bobby Henon invites the community to attend a public forum addressing “digital inclusion” and featuring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the offices of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s nonprofit community access television provider.

Pets of the Week: July 20

Have a better day with Bubba

Hands-on learning

Loving the arts: Sixth-, seventh-, and eight-graders recently participated in a summer camp at St. Hubert High School. Approximately 45 girls were involved in the first year of the SASH Summer Camp, where they learned about Sewing, Art, Robotics, Drama and Graphic Art. On Friday, the girls held a pizza party and a robot competition. 

Fighting, beating cancer

For more than three years, Melissa Kartasevich has been in a fight for her life against the nation’s second-leading killer, but cancer isn’t the only challenge facing the Fox Chase native and patients like her.