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Bean Soup & Corn Bread

For many years, Nov. 11 was a holiday for me. It meant no reveille that morning. It meant a day without fighting my way through traffic formations. It meant no maneuvering to try to find a seat on the express train to town. It was a day to desist from the duties of the day’s regimented drills. Clearly, I wasn’t AWOL. I was just on a day’s leave, thanks to the veterans. I always appreciated that day.

Preserving history in Holme Circle

In the beginning, all that Elsie Stevens wanted to do was to clean things up a bit.

Big shopping center planned for Frankford

A regional shopping center with 21 large stores and many smaller shops will be built in the northern half of the old Frankford Arsenal and should be up and running by late summer or fall 2015, developer Mark Hankin last week told members of the Frankford Civic Association.

Former ambassador visits credit union

American Heritage Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Foulke recently hosted former Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, at AHFCU’s Bustleton headquarters to discuss the expansion of the credit union model into Africa and AHFCU’s ongoing support of an orphanage in Odembo’s home nation.

Making music

Virtually everyone who plays guitar or has been involved in the music industry is familiar with Ibanez guitars.

NE zoning overlay would prohibit medical offices

On Oct. 24, City Councilman Brian O’Neill introduced a bill that creates a Northeast Zoning Overlay, which would prohibit certain medical uses in many zoning districts throughout the Northeast, in areas where they are currently allowed by right or by special exception. The overlay would cover both O’Neill’s 10th District and the 6th District, represented by Councilman Bobby Henon. 

Crime a hot topic in Burholme

At last month’s gathering of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, members heard updates on the local crime situation from officials of the 2nd Police District.

A salute to vets

A hero’s honor: Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme saluted its resident veterans with a special ceremony in their honor on Monday, Nov. 11. Local kindergarteners from Oxford Childcare Center presented the 16 resident veterans with homemade gifts. State Rep. Kevin J. Boyle, along with Nick Himebaugh, staff member from Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office, presided over the ceremony. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

Two abandoned buildings will be demolished in NE

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last month unanimously approved development of a property at Levick Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.

VFW Memorial Post 20 honor veterans at NE war memorial

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 20 on Sunday morning conducted a ceremony on the eve of Veterans Day at the longstanding war memorial on the Abraham Lincoln High School campus.