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Essay contest deadline is Friday

The deadline is Friday for high school students to enter the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame essay contest.


Driscoll endorsed by Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors has endorsed Democrat Mike Driscoll in the 173rd Legislative District. Driscoll faces Republican Mike Tomlinson in the Nov. 4 election.


Burholme Town Watch discusses future of Gibbons PAL

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association met on Sept. 11, and members gave a standing ovation to 2nd Police District community relations officer Dianne Murphy in observance of the 13th anniversary of the terrorist bombings that killed hundreds of first responders.


Around Town

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2nd PDAC honors officers

Narcotics and burglaries kept 2nd Police District officers busy in April, May and June.


Flea market to be held this Saturday in Lawndale

The Naval Supply Depot, at Oxford and Robbins avenues in Lawndale, will host a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Vendors wanted for charity event

An upcoming charitable yard sale/flea market is looking for vendors.


Tickets available for Northeast Hall of Fame

Tickets are available for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Education & Technology Center Building, Frankford and Grant avenues.


Statewide ambitions

Mike Stack is looking to trade his Senate seat for the job of lieutenant governor.

As he campaigned for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary, state Sen. Mike Stack was hoping to avoid what he called the “Philadelphia jinx.”


Somerton Civic discusses Streets Department projects

A roadway speed bump in Somerton was installed in August, then removed early this month amid complaints from neighbors.

A roadway speed bump caused a sudden jolt in Somerton when it popped up unexpectedly near the neighborhood’s SEPTA train station last month. But Streets Department Commissioner David Perri smoothed things over last week, announcing the removal of the bump.