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2nd PDAC honors officers

Narcotics and burglaries kept 2nd Police District officers busy in April, May and June.


Flea market to be held this Saturday in Lawndale

The Naval Supply Depot, at Oxford and Robbins avenues in Lawndale, will host a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Vendors wanted for charity event

An upcoming charitable yard sale/flea market is looking for vendors.


Tickets available for Northeast Hall of Fame

Tickets are available for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Education & Technology Center Building, Frankford and Grant avenues.


Statewide ambitions

Mike Stack is looking to trade his Senate seat for the job of lieutenant governor.

As he campaigned for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary, state Sen. Mike Stack was hoping to avoid what he called the “Philadelphia jinx.”


Somerton Civic discusses Streets Department projects

A roadway speed bump in Somerton was installed in August, then removed early this month amid complaints from neighbors.

A roadway speed bump caused a sudden jolt in Somerton when it popped up unexpectedly near the neighborhood’s SEPTA train station last month. But Streets Department Commissioner David Perri smoothed things over last week, announcing the removal of the bump.


Scholars: September 17, 2014

Stephen Furtek graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in a ceremony on Sept. 12.


Rath endorsed by Republican Majority for Choice

Republican Majority for Choice endorsed Megan Rath in the 1st Congressional District. 


Promoting peace in the Northeast

District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC. 


Pets of the Week: September 17, 2014

Tory loves the great outdoors