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Around Town: April 27, 2016

Bob Pantano Dance Party at Cannstatter’s

‘Young candidates’ battle for 170th district seat

Democrats Fran Nelms and Matt Darragh will battle next Tuesday for the right to challenge state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) in the November general election.

Wolf officially makes medical marijuana legal in Pa.

State Rep. Mark Co­hen (D-202nd dist.) is happy that Pennsylvania on Sunday became the 24th state to leg­al­ize med­ic­al marijuana.

A tradition of excellence

A sacred celebration: KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., hosted a celebration that marked the observance of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Passover Seder includes a festive holiday meal filled with traditional ethnic dishes. 

St. Martin School celebrates 90th anniversary

90 years of greatness: St. Martin of Tours Elementary School, 5701 Loretto Ave. in Oxford Circle, celebrated its 90th anniversary with a gala at Williamson Banquet & Event Center in Horsham. The honorees were Charles Craige (Alumnus of the Year), Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez, IHM (Educator of the Year) and AgustaWestland CEO Bill Hunt (Business Leader of the Year). Pictured are (from left) Hunt; principal Sister Ellen Giardino, IHM; Roderiguez; Craige. 

Somerton meeting addresses election, declining crime

Residents of Somerton got an up-close-and personal view of the ongoing race for the 170th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 12. Actually, they saw one-half of the race.

Remember the Rising

The cradle of American liberty will stage a testimonial to Irish freedom on Sunday in the shadow of Independence Hall as Philadelphia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rising.

Political briefs: April 20, 2016

Sabatina bill passes committee

Philly deer cull nets 287 kills, 145 in NE parks

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation shot and killed 287 deer in city parks during the annual Fairmount Park Deer Management program, including 145 from two Northeast parks.