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NewCourtland Senior Services will begin construction in January

Demolition of the old St. Bartholomew School building is underway. The first of three construction phases will begin in January and is expected to continue for 18 months.

Merry & bright

The holidays are here and there are plenty of events throughout the Northeast to celebrate the season. 

A lifetime of innovation

Art for the ages: Narissa Ferrer, a 92 year old artist, actress and Navy veteran, stands by an exhibition showcasing her work at Wesley Enhanced Living, 7040 Oxford Ave. She has over 40 paintings, and continues to expand her modern-style artwork. 

Heart and Lung Act now covers city paramedics, EMTs

Chuck McQuilkin shares a disturbing story about the emergency responders who routinely risk their lives in service of the city, but don’t always get the same level of timely attention when something bad happens to them.

A grand time

All in the family: Maternity BVM School celebrated Grandparents Day on Nov. 30. Students played bingo with their grandparents, gave them a tour of the school and ate lunch together. 

Enjoy Christmas stories online

The Northeast Times Facebook page will feature A Magic Sleigh Ride with John McBride beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Councilman Domb donates salary to 5 public schools

City Councilman Allan Domb (D-at large) last week made donations to five public schools, including two in the Northeast.

Community fund seeks donations to help Northeast families in need

The Times’ 68th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund will help local families during the Christmas season.

Civic group turns down offer of $54k to drop opposition

A Northeast Philadelphia civic association has turned down an offer of $54,000 over three years to drop its opposition to a proposed billboard-sized illuminated sign that would overlook Interstate 95 near the Academy Road interchange.

Calendar of Events: Dec. 7, 2016

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