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Candidates discuss the issues at Burholme Civic meeting

Candidates in Tuesday’s election made late pitches to voters at last week’s Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association meeting, held at the Wesley Enhanced Living site at 7040 Oxford Ave.


Around town: May 14, 2014

15th PDAC meeting rescheduled for May 19


Northeast Times endorses U.S. Rep. Schwartz for governor

Four Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for governor on Tuesday, while vulnerable Gov. Tom Corbett is unopposed on the Republican ticket.


Northeast Times endorses state Sen. Mike Stack for lieutenant governor

Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor has few official duties - president of the Senate, chair of the board of pardons - though it can be an important office.


State rep. skips forum to attend workers’ rally

When three of the four Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional seat were preparing for their imminent debate on April 29, Brendan Boyle and about 50 of his supporters were donning rain gear.


Solutions to senior hunger

Food for thought: (From left to right) Klein JCC President and CEO Andre Krug, Walmart manager Todd Wilson and Klein JCC Vice President Raechel Hammer shake hands after the announcement of a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to the Klein JCC’s “Solutions To Senior Hunger.”


Schwartz criticizes Corbett on school district budget woes

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, criticized Republican Gov. Tom Corbett for what she sees as his unwillingness to work with the School District of Philadelphia on solutions to its fiscal challenges.


Road trip

A Dietz & Watson food truck is traveling cross-country to celebrate the family business’ 75th anniversary.

Momma Dietz wasn’t expecting a gift of diamonds in commemoration of her family business’ 75th anniversary. In fact, her children and grandchildren asked the Dietz & Watson company matriarch to hit the road.


‘Prescription for Addiction’ discussed at 7th PDAC meeting

Federal narcotics investigator Jeremiah Daley spoke about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Jeremiah Daley oversees a multimillion-dollar narcotics enforcement agency that reports directly to the White House. Yet, illicit substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana aren’t atop his agenda when he speaks to community groups like the 7th Police District Advisory Council.


Planned Frankford garden gets financial help

Plans to create a garden on the 4600 block of Paul Street got a financial boost. Plans have fallen through to put a sculpture at Womrath Park at Kensington and Frankford avenues, Kimberly Washington told members of the Frankford Parks Group on April 29, so some of the $120,000 budgeted for that could be used for improvements to a lot at Paul and Frankford, said Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.