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Stack supports speed cameras on Boulevard

The state Senate Transportation Committee last week held a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to consider legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Stack that would allow Philadelphia to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits along Roosevelt Boulevard.


Stack, Leach introduce animal-protection bills

There’s new legislation in the works to protect the animals who live in Pennsylvania and the ones coming into the state.


Signs of pride

Holme Circle is more than a traffic routing mechanism. It’s also a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.


The race is on

With Election Day a few weeks away, the Northeast Times takes a look at several hotly contested races.

Pennsylvania voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and some local races are hotly contested.


Plant One Million project flourishes at St. Hubert

It was mild and sunny on April 25, a perfect day for planting trees. What better day to do it? After all, it was Arbor Day. What better place to do it than at St. Hubert High School for Girls on Torresdale Avenue? The symbolism was obvious. St. Hubert’s is a school that has grown, shown resilience and, yes, some toughness.


Pets of the Week: April 30, 2014

Fantastic Francine   


Parkwood Civic elects new president

The Parkwood Civic Association has a new president.


A new park, art gallery discussed at Frankford zoning meeting

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee on April 10 heard about plans to create a park and an art gallery on the 4600 block of Paul Street. They also listened to a proposal for a parking lot on Orthodox Street for a Northwood charter school and a request to clarify a deed to garages on Haworth Street.


MaST Charter receives high ranking

MaST Community Charter School in Somerton was ranked 22nd among public high schools in Pennsylvania in the recently released U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings.


Local student wins essay contest

State Rep. Brendan Boyle announced the winners of his second annual Presidential Essay Contest for fourth- and fifth-graders who reside or attend school in the 170th Legislative District.