One hundred people from 46 countries changed nationalities last week and became American citizens during ceremonies at Northeast High.
The Democratic Party primary on May 20 should be an interesting one, especially in the Lower Northeast, where there are a few contested races. One of them is for the 179th Pennsylvania House seat now held by freshman state Rep. James Clay Jr.
John Kirincich, a partner in the Burholme Golf & Family Entertainment complex at 401 Cottman Ave., told members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association that exciting changes are coming.
Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies wasted little time answering the near-constant criticism from her competitors in the race for the 13th Congressional District seat.
The Holmesburg Civic Association plans to continue to fight the proposed opening of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.
Recycling bin giveaway is Saturday
The Pennsylvania SPCA last week filed animal cruelty charges against a Frankford woman who had more than 200 cats in her Fillmore Street home. The PSPCA filed 241 summary counts against 64-year-old Lanie Jacobson for unsanitary conditions and 44 counts for failure to provide veterinary care, spokeswoman Sarah Eremus stated in an April 29 news release.
Those two guys on the 3300 block of Tyson Avenue late on March 11 were cops. That turned out to be bad news for the three other guys who were attacking and robbing a man. They’re now in custody.
Traffic deaths on Pennsylvania roads reached an all-time low in 2013, according to statewide figures announced recently by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. There were 1,208 traffic deaths recorded last year, the fewest in a single year since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a printed statement.
After just five years into her new position as a business and marketing teacher at George Washington High School, Andrea Seitchik was forced to take a leave of absence when a 15-year-old disease caught up with her.