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Oldtimers hold first meeting after death of founder

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association met last week, but as member Tom McGuckin said, missing was “the heart and soul of this whole place.”

NBC10 declines Kenney demands for debate

There will apparently be no prime-time television debate between the two major-party candidates for mayor.

A hero’s salute

Harold Fisher and Jack O’Donnell were inducted into the Delaware Valley Veterans Home Hall of Fame last week.

Give me shelter

This Saturday’s Duck Dash will benefit ACCT, the busiest pet shelter in Philadelphia with more than 28,000 intakes last year.

Celebrating a milestone

80 years of Social Security: The Social Security Administration last week celebrated the 80th anniversary of Social Security with events across the country, including one at the office at 2373 Welsh Road. The Social Security Act was signed on Aug. 14, 1935. Employees purchased a cake for the party with their own money, with no costs to taxpayers. State Rep.-elect Ed Neilson was among the guests at the local celebration (center). 

Cable franchising agreements topic of E. Torresdale meeting

Are Philadelphia residents getting everything they deserve for their monthly investment in Comcast’s cable and Internet service? Are the city’s nonprofit organizations, public agencies and schools getting their fair share?

Around Town: August 19, 2015

The Northeast Times ‘Around Town’ section highlights upcoming events happening in your neighborhood. 

Volunteers clean up Poquessing Creek in Far Northeast

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed spanned two counties in their latest volunteer cleanup of the Poquessing Creek floodplain near Philadelphia Mills mall on July 11.

‘Vettes for Vets event is Saturday

The Corvette Club of the Delaware Valley is sponsoring its third annual ‘Vettes for Vets & Airborne Day on the grounds of Katie O’Donnell’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 4501 Woodhaven Road, on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 16.

Upstream movement

In its first few years, the Friends of Poquessing Creek Watershed had the volunteers and the funding to head advocacy for its expressed mission: to conserve and beautify the creek and its environs.