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An Appreciation of the life of Edward Kelly

Don Brennan, long-time executive editor of the News Gleaner, remembers Ed Kelly's passion and persistence when he was pushing one of his projects. A funeral Mass was held today for Kelly, a major contributor to life in Northeast Philly.



Windfall!

— State Rep. Ed Neilson says the Pennsylvania Treasury is holding $11 million in unclaimed property that belongs to people in his 169th district. This week, he's been reuniting constituents with their cash.


Foundation to manage 17 Catholic schools

The presidents of local Catholic high schools were reacting favorably to Tuesday’s announcement that an independent entity will take over management of the archdiocesan system.


Methadone clinic battle continues in Holmesburg

A methadone clinic is not a permitted use of a property that is zoned C-2, the Zoning Board of Adjustment wrote in its findings of fact and conclusions of law, which was prepared as it nears a court challenge in connection with the proposed facility at 7900-04 Frankford Ave. 




All the right moves

— For the past two decades, Olga Kresin has been teaching students ages 4 to 24 at her ballet school in the Klein JCC in Northeast Philly.


Jon Runyan adds spice to clambake

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan, a former Eagles offensive tackle, was the star attraction at Sunday’s 28th annual Republican City Committee Billy Meehan Clambake at Cannstatter’s. Runyan, a freshman who represents a South Jersey district, told the crowd that nobody 55 or older would be affected by the Medicare reform plan proposed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney.