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State to alter GED testing on Jan. 1

As the state prepares to alter the GED test, the Northeast GED Center is encouraging people to take classes before the changes are in effect.


Around town: October 2, 2013

Rev. MacNew earns medal


AVI property assessment appeals deadline is Oct. 7

Realtor Chris Artur is appealing the new values the city this year put on properties he owns on Levick Street and Frankford Avenue. 


Former NE Community Center could become a child daycare

The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.


Philly’s favorite

Philadelphia. It’s a place where cheesesteaks are unsurpassed, Rocky Balboa is king and diehard sports fans always believe. And at the center of it all is the beloved Phillie Phanatic.

You may think you have a great job, but Lansdale resident Tom Burgoyne probably has it better.


A love story

Jill Landgrebe comes back home after work each day and does what most people do — eats dinner with her family and relaxes.


Laws in motion

Baldi Middle School students enjoy an unusual lesson on Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.

There were Velcro walls and giant soccer balls in Baldi Middle School last week. There also was some extreme wrestling that was part of a lively and entertaining multimedia musical show designed to kick up understanding of, and, perhaps, a keener interest in, science.


Growing their credit

The fair weather has been kind to the tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and herbs growing next to the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s office on Townsend Road. There’s still some sweet corn, too.


Tender time

Philadelphia Police Detective Martin Connors, 48, never thought he would believe the words of grief counselor Mickey Hirsch: Connors would eventually help other grieving parents whose children had died. 


Street thefts discussed at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.