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Correction: July 22

In a story published by the Northeast Times on July 15, JEVS at Home was incorrectly identified as a program of JEVS Human Services. JEVS at Home is an affiliated agency of JEVS Human Services. Also, the value of the JEVS at Home Human Services Scholarship awarded to an Orleans Technical College student this year was about $12,000. Orleans Technical College has credit-transfer partnerships with Springfield College and Community College of Philadelphia. ••


Candidate plans vast changes for Register of Wills office

Ross Feinberg, a Rhawnhurst resident and the Republican candidate for Register of Wills, said it is “appalling” that the office makes dozens of patronage hires.


Bumpy road ahead

Everyone seems to agree that traffic in Somerton gets out of hand sometimes. Some say it’s more like all of the time. But there apparently are a lot of different, even conflicting ideas about the solution.


Broadway Sings to headline concert

Congregations of Ner Zedek will be holding its 19th annual Labor Day concert. The date this year is Monday, Sept. 7.


Around town: July 22, 2015

Northeast Animal Rescue needs volunteers


Volunteers clean up Far NE road

For the first time since 2011, the Friends of Pennypack Park were forced to cancel their monthly cleanup on June 27 due to an ominous weather forecast, but the Friends of Poquessing Watershed beat seasonal storms to hold their own park cleanup on June 13.


Somerton philanthropist, bicyclist dies at age 92

Nick Forgione raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer charities through a series of bicycle rides. He also won multiple gold medals at the International Police Olympics.


Scholars: July 15, 2015

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.  


Robbers steal $15k from Wissinoming home

Three robbers invaded a Wissinoming home, held a woman and her daughter at gunpoint and made off with $15,000 cash on July 7, according to police.


Recent graduates awarded scholarships

Recent graduates of the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia earned almost $308 million in post-secondary scholarships, according to the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future. More than 3,300 young men and women received scholarship awards, while 99 percent of Archdiocesan high school seniors graduated and 95 percent will pursue post-secondary education.