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PSPCA takes 239 cats from Frankford home

The woman who allegedly housed 239 cats in unsanitary conditions in a Frankford property will face animal cruelty and other charges, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.


Plenty of NE locations for citywide cleanup

There are several Northeast Philadelphia sites for residents to help tidy up on Saturday, April 5, the date of the seventh citywide spring cleanup. The following is the latest list of Northeast projects. Bring yourself and a willingness to rake, shovel, sweep and plant for a few hours. 



Money talks

The Northeast Times takes a look at the projected sale of Philadelphia Gas Works and how it could affect your monthly bill.

Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.


Margolies missing from congressional forum

Five of the six candidates in the 13th Congressional District attended a forum on Sunday at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Bustleton.


Local teen makes rank of Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 321’s Andrew Kloter has made the rank of Eagle Scout. Kloter, 18, of Burholme, is a senior at Roman Catholic High School, where he plays varsity lacrosse. His Eagle project was to repaint the Presentation BVM church hall. Kloter’s Court of Honor will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Presentation. 


Holme Circle Civic to educate children on dangers of Pennypack Creek

The Holme Circle Civic Association hasn’t forgotten about last year’s Pennypack Creek drowning deaths.


Celebrating a lifetime of happiness

Time to strut: Kitty Appicello celebrated her 103rd birthday at her Erdrick Street home in grand Philly style on March 30 — with Mummers. Appicello dances to the Mummers’ sound as she was surrounded by friends and family, including her seventh great-great-grandchild. Appicello moved to the city from upstate Pennsylvania 95 years ago. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Capt. Bachmayer introduces himself to 7th PDAC

The new captain should be a familiar one to members of the 7th Police District Advisory Council.


Butkovitz speaks at Bustleton Civic League meeting

City Controller Alan Butkovitz spoke about how the Keystone Opportunity Zones have cost the city $10 for every tax dollar brought in, city contracts and the proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works during the March 26 meeting of the Greater Bustleton Civic League.