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White receives wealth of endorsements

Thirteen unions last week endorsed Republican Martina White in the special election in the 170th Legislative District.

Stolen bread trays, ongoing drug problems discussed at meeting

A Frankford man recently was arrested after police found he allegedly had stored more than 600 stolen plastic bread trays on the porch of his home on the 5000 block of Darrah Street.

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year began with a bang at Universal Creighton Charter School, a very loud bang on a big drum in fact, followed by shrieks of delight from hundreds of rugrats and a fiery dance by a rambunctious lion with a bright red mane and menacing scowl.

Residents urged to make impact statements

Amir Bandy, a 24-year-old Frankford drug dealer, is serving 20 to 40 months in state prison. When he was sentenced for this drug-dealing conviction in November, a local pastor and two police officers spoke about the impact that the narcotics trade has on the Frankford community.

Plans for adult apartment building progressing in Holme Circle

The new Pennypack Crossing older adult apartment building is starting to take shape in Holme Circle. Last week, the new owners and operators of the former Infant Jesus Convent told neighbors how they might qualify to live there.

Northeast High senior named mayor for a day

Northeast High senior Donte Meares ran the city for a day last week … and he survived to tell about it.

Northeast chef competes on Hell’s Kitchen

Torresdale’s Christine Hazel, a chef adviser at Chickie’s & Pete’s, is a contestant on the current season of Hell’s Kitchen.

Gibbons PAL given additional time to find new location

The Gibbons PAL center on Rising Sun Avenue has been looking for a new home. It just got a little more time to find one.