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Blast from the Past

Vince Stango, interim president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, described the year 1968 as “colorful, chaotic and culture shifting.”

Pair face sentencing

A priest and a former Catholic school teacher convicted earlier this year of molesting a 10-year-old Northeast altar boy will be sentenced April 18 by Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler.

City names first collections officer

Thomas Knudsen last week became the city’s first chief revenue collections officer. 

Bustleton votes on zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League on March 27 voted to support one zoning variance request, but shot down another.

Civic group discusses dangers on Holme Avenue

Those who think that dangerous drivers are a growing problem along Holme Avenue are mistaken.

Free tax assistance is available for seniors

Free tax-preparation assistance is available for senior citizens and moderate-to-low-income people at the Mayor’s Office of Community Services site at 2049 Cottman Ave. in Rhawnhurst.

Former Chink’s Steaks is now Joe’s

Joe Groh has sold a gazillion beefy, cheesy, doughy, steamy sandwiches since buying Chink’s Steaks 14 years ago.

City halts trash program

The pilot program that allowed some city residents to place their trash outside at 5 p.m., the night before collection, has ended. Now, the earliest trash can be placed outside for pickup is back to the normal 7 p.m.

Gov. Corbett attends fundraiser, pushes for sale of state liquor stores

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Northeast for a campaign fundraiser last week, and he told supporters that he’ll continue to push for the sale of state liquor stores.

Sick time bill bad for business

On behalf of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC) and our 800-plus members, I’d like to thank City Councilmen Brian O’Neill, Dennis O’Brien, David Oh, Bill Green, Jim Kenney and Mark Squilla for voting against Bill #130004, the paid sick leave legislation.