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Philly public schools to lay off 3,800 staffers

The layoffs will take place on July 1.

The School District of Philadelphia, facing a more than $300 million deficit, threatened to lay off employees, and today, it did.


Air conditioning wars are here once again

My heart is pounding.


Pets of the Week (June 5, 2013)

Need some sweetness in your life? Sweetie Bell is a sweet, year-old calico who gets along with dogs and other cats. The cat is in foster care via Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control. She is vaccinated, spayed and microchipped, and has tested negative for the feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses. To see a music video of the cat, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KcyXX9C6AA To apply to adopt Sweetie Bell, email her foster mom at gdenofa@aol.com ••


Construction forces northbound 95 lanes to close late Thursday and early Friday

Contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue on Thursday night and early Friday for storm inlet adjustments in the Cottman Avenue Interchange work zone.


St. Joachim is oldest Catholic parish in NE

St. Joachim Church in Frankford, established in 1844, is the oldest Catholic parish in Northeast Philadelphia, and was the mother church for many parishes that were formed later in this section of the city.


Parkwood community celebrates Junod Playground improvements

Improvements to Junod Playground, 12770 Dunks Ferry Road, were celebrated yesterday by City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.); the city’s Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis; and members of the Junod Playground Advisory Council during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Parkwood facility.


Back in the captain’s seat

Former 15th district commander Frank Bachmayer returns to the NE as the area’s detectives captain.


Towne itching for 2014 after breakthrough baseball year

To understand the strides Franklin Towne Charter’s baseball program has made this season, one need look no further than Stephen Callahan’s broken nose.


Trips (June 5, 2013)

 


Reunions (June 5, 2013)