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Northeast teen dies in car crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Oct. 26 after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park. The tragedy occurred at about 12:36 p.m. on eastbound Red Lion Road near Northeast Airport, Philadelphia police said. Christopher Alvelo, 17, and three other teens were passengers in a Ford pickup truck when the driver, Alvelo’s 51-year-old stepfather, lost consciousness.


Veterans Day fundraiser is Nov. 9

The American Legion’s 5th District and McNally’s on Rhawn invite all U.S. military members past and present, along with their families and their friends, to commemorate Veterans Day while raising money for a worthy cause, the Delaware Valley Veterans Home.


City offers some property tax aid

In mid-October, the city announced it will help some homeowners who have fallen behind in paying their property taxes to get current and stay current. They can accept that help, or else face foreclosure. 


Frankford Y set to be restored

Some new life has been breathed into the long-vacant New Frankford Community Y building at Leiper and Arrott streets.


A storybook homecoming for Washington’s Tommy Oliver

Tommy Oliver may have moved on from Philadelphia to an exciting career as a feature filmmaker, but that didn’t stop his high school alma mater from giving him a Hollywood homecoming.


Aspiring Eagle Scout dies in crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Saturday after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park.


Movie screening to benefit local parishes

Archbishop Ryan High School will host a Nov. 7 screening of the movie A Rose on Ninth Street, with proceeds benefiting the school and five local parishes.


NE Chamber of Commerce upcoming events

MetLife presented Financial Wellness Program for Your Employees at a recent breakfast meeting of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at Deer Meadows retirement community, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd.


Around town: October 30, 2013

Normandy civic to meet Nov. 7


Haunted house fundraiser

Veronica Zgura and Trevor Wuest, both freshmen at Penn State-Abington, invite the community to visit their haunted house in Parkwood for a Halloween charity fundraiser.