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Ex-officer Marynowitz blessed by pope

Pope Francis on Saturday morning blessed John Marynowitz, a police officer severely wounded in a June 16, 1993, shooting.

Broad Street Media acquires rights to Philadelphia City Paper

Broad Street Media LLC announced today that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to Philadelphia City Paper from SB New York Inc. SB New York also owns Metro, the free daily that is distributed in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. It purchased City Paper in August 2014.

Around Town: September 30, 2015

See what special events are coming up in your neighborhood in the Times’ Around Town section. 

7th PDAC honors officers of the month

The 7th Police District Advisory Council honored Frederick Clough and Timothy Taylor as Officers of the Month for August during the council’s monthly meeting on Sept. 21 at the Lafayette-Redeemer home.

Crowds gather at St. Katharine Drexel Shrine hoping to see the pope

A rally of pilgrims gathered at St. Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem this morning with high hopes of catching a glimpse of Pope Francis. There were rumors circulating throughout the Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County communities that the pontiff was going to visit the National Shrine following his scheduled appearance at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

Training day

City officials cut the ribbon on the new $15.5 million Philadelphia Police Training Center on Woodhaven Road. 

The stars of SPIN

A special celebration: The Norcom Community Center hosted a celebration in recognition of SPIN employees on Sept. 11.

Senior events

Taylor’s Senior Expo details announced

Scholars: September 23, 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. 

Plenty of room at the Inn

The Ashburner Inn recently celebrated the completion of building renovations after an electrical fire torched the building nearly three years ago.