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Celebrating Esther

100 years young: State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) presented Esther Lyons with a citation celebrating her 100th birthday. Lyons, who lives on the 2700 block of Winchester Ave. and is a member of the St. Jerome senior citizen club, celebrated her big day on Monday, July 13. A party was held in her honor at Georgine’s, in Bristol. 


Cats rescued from Castor Gardens home

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week announced it rescued 13 cats from a home in Castor Gardens for numerous alleged violations, including unsanitary confinement.


Caring for life

After his mother shattered her ankle, Ronald Guevara became her full-time caregiver. Now, he’s made it into a career.


Boyle calls for Nabisco boycott

On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, called for a boycott of Oreo cookies and other Nabisco/Mondelez products as a result of the parent company’s recent closing of its 60-year-old bakery in Northeast Philadelphia, a result of which about 350 employees were laid off.


Around town: July 15, 2015

John Birch Society meeting in Holmesburg


Archbishop Ryan announces new principal

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future have appointed Joseph McFadden as principal of Archbishop Ryan High School.


All that jazz

Travel back to the ’20s with Glen Foerd’s elaborate and lavish period party called Jazz Age on the Delaware.  


Pope to meet with inmates at Curran-Fromhold

Philadelphia’s political and administrative leaders may have difficulty finding the Northeast from time to time, but the head of one of the world’s largest and oldest religious institutions is planning to visit here in September.



PAL centers extend summer hours

In an effort to provide Philadelphia youths with safe alternatives to the streets this summer, the Philadelphia Police Department and Police Athletic League of Philadelphia are extending Friday hours at 15 PAL centers and will open the centers on Saturdays throughout the summer.