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Politicians suggest lottery tax

James Clay has a money idea.


Ring of kindness

Returning history: Philadelphia Police Officer Paul Alminde of Northeast Detectives broke up a burglary ring that involved a pawn shop. He found a Northeast High School class ring that belonged to 92-year-old Donald Michelle who is the oldest living graduate of Northeast High. The school’s alumni association bought the ring from the pawn shop and presented it to Michelle on Nov. 15.


High school’s move spurs complaints in Fox Chase

Until recently, Cheltenham-based Gospel of Grace Ministries garnered perhaps its greatest notoriety on the basketball court when a team of teenagers from the tiny Christian congregation’s high school qualified for the state playoffs last March.


Forrest Elementary partners with supermarket for new fundraising campaign

School fundraising has come a long way from just bake sales and students selling gift wrap door-to-door. 


Around town: November 20, 2013

Frankford Historical Society hosts social


Donations needed for community fund

The holiday season unofficially gets under way next week as families sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.


Community College remembers JFK

Community College of Philadelphia will host a day of remembrance on Friday, Nov. 22, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of John Kennedy.


Importance of voting discussed at Rhawnhurst NORC meeting

Stephanie Singer got an early start in politics, campaigning as a 12-year-old in 1976 for Democratic presidential candidate Sargent Shriver.


Energy efficient home improvements to receive rebates

The Philadelphia Gas Works plans to award $4 million in rebates for energy efficient home improvements in the coming months, but property owners can save energy and money while spending next to nothing.


Meeting will discuss future of Kraft factory

Representatives of government and industry will meet downtown Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the future of a Northeast landmark.