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Former NE Community Center could become a child daycare

The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.


Voting is pitched as a matter of self-interest

Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.


Gunpoint robberies reported in Bustleton

Capt. Joseph Zaffino, commander of the 7th Police District, on Sept. 25 encouraged members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League to call 911 when they see trouble and to keep calling.


Drug problem is growing in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.


Street thefts discussed at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.


IRS discusses the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams and how to avoid being conned

Have you been thinking about taxes? Not likely! 


Philly’s favorite

Philadelphia. It’s a place where cheesesteaks are unsurpassed, Rocky Balboa is king and diehard sports fans always believe. And at the center of it all is the beloved Phillie Phanatic.

You may think you have a great job, but Lansdale resident Tom Burgoyne probably has it better.


A love story

Jill Landgrebe comes back home after work each day and does what most people do — eats dinner with her family and relaxes.


Laws in motion

Baldi Middle School students enjoy an unusual lesson on Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.

There were Velcro walls and giant soccer balls in Baldi Middle School last week. There also was some extreme wrestling that was part of a lively and entertaining multimedia musical show designed to kick up understanding of, and, perhaps, a keener interest in, science.


Growing their credit

The fair weather has been kind to the tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and herbs growing next to the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s office on Townsend Road. There’s still some sweet corn, too.