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Boyle announces creation of Blue Collar Caucus in House

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-13th dist.) joined Texas Rep. Marc Veasey in announcing the formation of the Blue Collar Caucus to focus congressional efforts on alleviating the economic anxiety felt by working-class Americans that was so pronounced in the 2016 election, and re-engage Democratic efforts to reach these voters.

Around Town: Dec. 7, 2016

Animal welfare fundraiser is Saturday

Treading water

Parkwood resident Mike Doyle will travel to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week to join thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. He plans to share images and descriptions of his experiences with The Northeast Times throughout his time on the front lines.      

Pets of the Week: Nov. 30, 2016

Patty needs a new best friend

Volunteers collect tires, litter, debris at Fall Into Your Park cleanup

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed have discovered where Northeast Philadelphians most like to dump their used automobile tires illegally.

Sounds of kindness

The annual Pennypack Music Festival is more than just an outdoor concert series enjoyed by thousands of rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts each summer. It’s also an effective and generous charity organization.

Somerton’s greatest Spartan

Andy Wallace was a three-sport athlete for Somerton Youth Organization, playing soccer, basketball and baseball throughout the 1980s.

Providing hope

Bryce Brooks was only 1 pound, 15 ounces when he was born prematurely. Now his family is helping the miracle workers at Penn’s NICU who saved their son. 

Mayfair Civic approves zoning for a commercial kitchen

The Mayfair Civic Association reviewed three zoning applications and changed the boundaries of its coverage area during its bimonthly meeting on Nov. 21.

Judge to run for Superior Court next year

Blair County Common Pleas Court Judge Wade Kagarise, a Republican, will run for Superior Court next year.