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Head of the class

School days are here: Mayor Michael Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. visited Swenson Arts and Technology High School on Monday. PHOTOS BY BILL ACHUFF AND MICHELLE ALTON


Expanding health

Ribbon cutting: Holmesburg residents celebrated the grand opening of a new, comprehensive medical campus on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and health fair at The Center for Medical Excellence on the 8000 block of Frankford Ave. The former Holmesburg Family Practice, led by Dr. Joseph Pongonis, has expanded into a full-service medical center with EPIC Physicians primary and urgent care, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Multispecialty Suite, Progress Physical Therapy, Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Patelka Dental and Holmesburg Pharmacy. Doctors and staff treated visitors to breakfast, refreshments, prize giveaways, child face painting and other entertainment, in addition to medical information. 


Essay contest will award iPad, scholarship to winner

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame invites high school students to enter an essay contest for the chance to win an iPad and a $2,000 scholarship to Holy Family University.


Councilman O’Neill to host mammography unit

City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill will host the Fox Chase Can­cer Cen­ter mo­bile mam­mo­graphy unit on Fri­day, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. at his neigh­bor­hood of­fice at Fraternal Or­der of Po­lice Lodge 5, 11630 Car­oline Road.


A celebration of suds

A Bavarian and Local Beer Tasting will be held this Saturday at the Danube Swabian Association.

There is this persistent rumor that’s been going around for years that people like to drink beer. Those intrigued by this notion might like to make it over to the Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road, on Saturday, Sept. 13, to sample some imported and local suds.


Burholme group holds inaugural meetings

The newly formed Burholme Business Association held its first two meetings recently at Wesley Enhanced Living, 7040 Oxford Ave. There were morning and evening meetings on Aug. 28.


Around town: September 10, 2014

Flea market and barbecue


The price of recovery

Police say the conditions around the SoarCorp Recovery Center have grown intolerable.

Police have been paying very close attention to a Northeast Philadelphia drug addiction treatment facility recently, but it’s not the methadone clinic you might think it is.


Pet of the Week: September 3, 2014

Special Sadie needs a home


People: September 3, 2014

Meg Lockhead