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Volunteers haul trash from Pennypack Park

Volunteers collected 30 bags of trash during a recent cleanup at Pennypack Park. 


Around town (June 19, 2013)

New red light camera in the Northeast


Croce’s wins Burholme pizza contest

Croce’s Pizza was the big winner in last week’s Best of Burholme pizza contest.


School spirit

The St. Matthew Elementary School rewarded first, second and third graders for all their academic successes this year by holding a Spirit Day on June 5. The kids will have plenty more time for fun, since last Friday was the final day of school until September. ••


Lengthy terms ordered in child molestation case

Two men convicted of molesting a boy from St. Jerome parish asked for mercy last week, but got none. Mercy was Judge Ellen Ceisler’s to give, but she gave none.


Margolies picks up support for congressional run

State Sen. LeAnna Washington last week endorsed Marjorie Margolies in next year’s Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District seat.


Ryan principal ends 48-year scholastic career

When Helen Chaykowsky graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 1965 with an English degree, she mulled career choices.


Can you imagine life without a cell phone?

The Northeast Times goes Inside the Classroom with New Foundation Charter High School students.


Crossan pupils hear about careers

Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School recently welcomed more than two dozen people for a career day presentation for pupils.


Blasting belly fat with quinoa

With all the gadgets and gizmos available that promise six-pack abs, you might think we should be a nation of strapping Adonises. However, the current U.S. obesity epidemic would indicate otherwise. Stephen Ball, University of Missouri Extension exercise physiologist, says sit-ups and crunches will tighten your abdominal muscles, but you will still have the same layer of fat sitting on top of those muscles.