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Art imitating life

Mayfair native Rachel Holt said she based her one-act, one-woman show on real life experiences of dealing with loved ones who have struggled with drug addiction. 


I-95 southbound lanes to close

Drivers already used to what seem to be permanent delays on I-95 will see some more from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday when southbound lanes will be reduced from three to two lanes between Academy Road and Bridge Street for installation of sewer pipes.


Let’s start with tomatoes and cheese

Hello, Northeast Philly readers. Welcome to my kitchen! Come in, sit down, stay a while and let’s talk about good food.  It’s been some time since I last wrote the weekly food column for the Northeast Times, and although I haven’t been writing about food in the Times, I certainly have been collecting recipes and cooking. It’s déjà vu – with great classic recipes and many exciting, new ones.


Shootings are down in the 15th district

Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District commander, said shootings in the district, the city’s largest and busiest, are down 50 percent over last year.


Republican candidates attend annual clambake

The Republican candidates for district attorney and city controller were at the party’s annual clambake Sunday at Cannstatter’s, arguing that the GOP needs to fight harder against the entrenched Democratic machine.


Pizza recipes squared away

I was planning dinner and thinking about how I could transform some leftover, grilled chicken sausages and bell peppers into another meal. Then it hit me: Pizza! Dinner dilemma solved. I decided to slice the sausages, chop up the peppers, combine them with some mild salsa and cheeses, and use it as a topping for homemade, deep-dish pizza.


WWII wings fly over Northeast

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it was like to fly in a World War II-era bomber, your opportunity lands at Northeast Philadelphia Airport this weekend.


Pets of the Week: August 28, 2013

Give Brock something to smile about


Around town: August 28, 2013

Think before the storm


Mater Dolorosa Church will reopen for special Mass

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, which closed on July 1 after 102 years, will reopen for a special Mass on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.