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Chamber awards students scholarships

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Foundation last week granted college scholarships to eight local students.


Cameras help cops nab suspect in brutal attack

Modern technology and a policeman’s sharp eye led to the capture of a Northeast man wanted in connection with a brutal assault in April on a Rhawnhurst resident.


El Concilio recruits foster parents, expands into NE

Family care service agency hosts panel for foster parents.


Four St. Martin of Tours pupils given scholarships

The Danny Craige Foundation earlier this month presented four scholarships at the St. Martin of Tours Elementary School graduation awards ceremony.


City Council adopts $3.8 billion budget, cigarette tax

City Council members gave their final OK to a $3.8 billion 2014 operating budget on Thursday before recessing for the summer.


Buns of steal

Private investigators Glenn Geib and Kathleen Smith venture hundreds of miles to hunt down a stolen commodity that most folks wouldn’t look at twice if they saw it stacked up on a street corner.


Blasting belly fat with quinoa

With all the gadgets and gizmos available that promise six-pack abs, you might think we should be a nation of strapping Adonises. However, the current U.S. obesity epidemic would indicate otherwise. Stephen Ball, University of Missouri Extension exercise physiologist, says sit-ups and crunches will tighten your abdominal muscles, but you will still have the same layer of fat sitting on top of those muscles.


Eagle Scout shares in family tradition

Scouting is in Kieron Pleis’ blood.


Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to local students

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont last week presented scholarship awards to three local college students, a graduating high school senior and a graduating eighth-grader.


Volunteers haul trash from Pennypack Park

Volunteers collected 30 bags of trash during a recent cleanup at Pennypack Park.