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Blast off!

— Father Judge students recently ignited their own version of rocket science on the school's soccer field.


Ready for school

Duha Muhammad (on chair) with daughter, 2-year-old Abila Muhammad, get ready for a free dental checkup with Rhonda Collins from the Greater Philadelphia Health Action on Friday, Aug. 24, at Frankford High School. About 250 residents attended workshops and a back-to-school pep rally sponsored by state Rep. Tony Payton Jr. at the school. More than two dozen people took advantage of free dental checkups. Almost 200 book bags, 2,000 pencils, 300 pens, 250 spiral notebooks and loads of other school supplies along with McDonald’s gift cards and gift cards for Cramer’s Uniforms on Frankford Avenue. Payton aide Dafney Tales said more book bags will be distributed this week outside the representative’s office on the 4500 block of Frankford Ave. All the school supplies were donated by individuals, organizations and local companies, she said.






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.


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.