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St. Hubert junior wins Northeast essay contest

NE Hall of Fame essay contest winner Julia Boyd was awarded an iPad, a scholarship to Holy Family University and a gift certificate.

Julia Boyd, a junior at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, was the winner of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame essay contest. The theme was What Makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?


Republican candidates visit Normandy Civic

Republican candidates Dee Adcock and Mike Tomlinson earlier this month asked members of the Normandy Civic Association for their support in the upcoming general election.


Pride of the Northeast

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon inducted five individuals and one nonprofit agency during a ceremony at Holy Family University.


Pets of the Week: October 22, 2014

Tango loves people 


Penn brings ancient history to the classroom

The Penn Museum will be putting some mummies into the lives of Philadelphia’s public school kids this year. 


Parkwood Civic gets details for cleanup of Shallcross property

Members of the Parkwood Civic gave their support to a homeowner who has a fence taller than allowed by city code and to a local woman’s therapeutic riding business. 


Northeast History Network visits Somerton Civic

Last summer, leaders of the Somerton Civic Association found themselves in the surprising position of responding to a letter by a New Jersey resident characterizing the neighborhood as monotonous and lacking historical sites. Two local historians refuted that assessment on Oct. 14 during the SCA’s monthly meeting.


MaST gets big donation

In September, MaST Community Charter School, 1800 E. Byberry Road, accepted a $3,000 donation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia Section to fund a new 3D plastic printer for the school’s new Makerspace. Makerspace is an innovative space with state-of-the-art equipment designed to cultivate creative thinking and unconventional learning among MaST students. Students can study 3D design, robotics, science, technology and healthcare in the facility. 


Letter about campaign sign appears to be phony

In a letter to the editor in last week’s Times, a woman named “Jenn Michaelson” claimed that a campaign sign for Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, fell onto Woodhaven Road and caused a four-inch-long scratch on her car.


House passes Boyle evidence registry bill

On Oct. 14, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 195-0 to pass House Bill 2489, also known as the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry in PA (SAFER PA), which was introduced by Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170th dist.).