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Burholme runner describes scene in Boston

As Burholme’s Greta Garecht neared the finish line at last week’s Boston Marathon, her husband, stepmother and infant daughter were watching her race from the nearby bleachers.


Mandel is back on the campaign trail

When Brett Mandel ran for city controller in 2009, he said the campaign operated on hustle and moxie.


Here comes the 'bride'

Peggy Kaufman was a happy mother of the bride at a recent wedding at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim.


Times to change printer, shape

The Northeast Times will be changing to a new printer next week and the move will lead us to change the paper’s shape slightly, from a rectangle to a square.


Fixing up picnic tables

Mark Strecker recalls being on a camping trip at Lorimer Park a couple of years ago when he and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 290 ordered pizza.


Uprooting knotweed

Becoming an Eagle Scout is no walk in the park. Well, not entirely. 


Budget hearing to be held in NE Philly

City Council will hold a neighborhood budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Lincoln High School’s auditorium, 3201 Ryan Ave.


Mayfair CDC gets $85,000 a year from partnership

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation is getting a much-needed financial boost. 


Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Officials promote United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at last week’s meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.