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Normandy reserve center to be used as a police training facility

The Philadelphia Memorial Armed Forces Reserve Center on Woodhaven Road in Normandy will be used as a training facility for units of the Philadelphia Police Department.


Gutter ball

Jon Kroljic has been in the bowling business for 30 years and knew Adams Lanes had a bad reputation when he assumed ownership 10 months ago.


Plop for the pools on Saturday

American Legion Playground, at 6201 Torresdale Ave. in Wissinoming, will host “Plop for the Pools” this Saturday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to enter the cow chip bingo contest. When the cow makes a dropping, the individual who has selected that particular space wins a cash prize. The event will raise money to keep all 70 of the city’s outdoor pools open this summer. Last year, more than $25,000 was raised. Other activities include face painting, a Moonbounce and a dunk tank.


Stones & Stuff

Whether it’s rocks or picture frames, Frankford artist Jean Grenfell Smith can see artistic possibilities in just about anything.


Scenes from a school

Students at Northeast High were eager to create a mural in tribute to their school. The challenge was answering a basic question: What should the images be?


NE health center gets a new name

City Council has voted to rename Public Health Center 10, at 2230 Cottman Ave., as “District Health Center No. 10, the Judge Edward B. Rosenberg Center.”


Crime log

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.


Changing a birth certificate is complicated

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Featherman discusses election’s aftermath

John Featherman, a Republican candidate for mayor in the May 17 primary, acknowledges trailing Karen Brown by 63 votes.


Police recover body of teen who drowned saving friend

Searchers on Thursday recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy who drowned in the Delaware River one day earlier after he had jumped in to save a friend from drowning.