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Winners announced in Citywide Garden Contest

Thirty-two Northeast Philly residents have won recognition in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2013 Citywide Garden Contest. Since only 41 Northeast gardeners entered the contest this year, 32 represents about an 80-percent winning percentage.


Pets of the Week: September 18, 2013

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Philadelphia German Butter Cake

“I had my first kiss on your street,” said the salesman who just sold my younger son, Ted, his first new car. “We were under a big, old tree, and I can’t even remember the girl’s name.” Turns out that our salesman grew up in our neighborhood and had gone to the same grade school as my sons. Our sales guy chuckled as he punched the calculator to give us the drive-out price. I chuckled as I wondered whether it was that kiss or the commission that was bringing this man such obvious joy.  


Financial advisers visit Rhawnhurst NORC

Two financial advisers last month encouraged members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community to design well-rounded financial plans.


Margolies working toward a Congress comeback

You probably know Marjorie Margolies. Well, that’s what her pollsters said last month, anyway.


Sipping Philly history

If you think Philadelphia has too many bars these days, consider yourself lucky you didn’t live here during the American Revolution.


A cool tradition

Jeff Moody, who was recently appointed CEO of Rita’s Water Ice, sits down for a Q&A with the Northeast Times.


Veterans to be honored at Somerton Civic’s Community Day

The Somerton Civic Association will celebrate the 10th birthday of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home as part of the civic group’s annual Community Day on Oct. 5 at Daniel Boyle Playground.


Uncovering the truth

‘Against Their Will’ reveals the horrifying history of medical experimentation on children during the Cold War.


Schwartz, Brady ask feds to nix drug-treatment facility

U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz and Bob Brady have written a letter to a Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration official, urging her agency to halt development of a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave.