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Irish music to play in park

A 10-hour Irish music and cultural festival will fill the Ed Kelly Amphitheater at Pennypack Park on Saturday as thousands of patrons are expected to attend the inaugural Philadelphia Fleadh.


Weathering the storm

With more than 10 hurricanes predicted for the 2013 season, now is the time for Northeast residents to prepare. 


Council looks at plan to sell liens for unpaid taxes

The people who don’t pay their taxes don’t pay in a big way. They owe the city more than a half-billion dollars, and to say that number irks those who do pay would be underplaying how big an issue tax delinquency has become. The city has ramped up its collection efforts, but each year’s taxes that go unpaid just spill more red ink onto municipal finances. 


Pets of the Week (June 19, 2013)

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Can you imagine life without a cell phone?

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


Rhawnhurst couple to be tried in son’s death

Brandon Scott Schaible, just 7 months old, had a terrible few days in mid-April, according to court testimony.


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.


Eagle Scout shares in family tradition

Scouting is in Kieron Pleis’ blood.


Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to local students

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont last week presented scholarship awards to three local college students, a graduating high school senior and a graduating eighth-grader.


Council sets 2014 tax rate

As expected, City Council on June 13 set a tax rate, or millage, of $1,340 per $100,000 of property value. Members also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption for owners who live in their homes.