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Candidates discuss issues at recent forum

Almost every 13th Congressional candidate was present at a recent forum. Some raised questions about the absentees.

Four candidates from both major parties campaigning for the 13th Congressional District seat occupied by Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz met in an evening forum hosted by the Willow Grove NAACP on March 17 at First Baptist Church of Crestmont.


Democrat Kilderry announces candidacy

Dennis Kilderry announced his candidacy in the 173rd Legislative District during a Saturday morning news conference at Tacony’s Roosevelt Playground, where he serves as president of the advisory committee.


Arkoosh discusses the Affordable Care Act

At an appearance earlier this month at the Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community in Jenkintown, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh gave her insight and analysis of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.”


Around town: March 26, 2014

Senior artists sought for exhibit


PGW and Peco to offer assessments of home energy use

The city’s two largest utilities are offering residents assessments of their homes’ energy use. Residents can schedule these inspections with either the Philadelphia Gas Works or PECO. The utilities will send employees to look over their homes, searching for drafts and inefficient equipment.


All in the family

Terrie Hawkins and her twins, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, are all dedicated advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Twins Keisha and Kevin Diggs have grown up with the human immunodeficiency virus, commonly known as HIV. Fortunately, the 17-year-olds from Frankford are not infected with the virus, but their lives have been profoundly affected by it.


NEHS plans booster club to keep SPARC in flight

Plans to establish a booster club to keep Northeast High’s decades-old after-school science and space program going are jelling, according to a 1977 alum.


Dance troupe to perform at St. Hubert on Sunday

The Elysian Dance Company will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, March 30, at 1 p.m., at St. Hubert High School, 7320 Torresdale Ave. 


IRS has $31 million from 2010 federal tax returns

The IRS has some money for Pennsylvanians. The tax-collection agency has about $31 million for more than 37,000 of the commonwealth’s residents.


NE Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the fourth induction class of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.