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Nazareth Academy donates money to CHOP

Nazareth Academy High School on Monday morning donated $20,620.27 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mayoral candidates talk education, wage tax

Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham last Friday morning addressed members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce during a breakfast meeting at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park.

Mayfair Civic members hear from mayoral candidates

Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.

Local veteran celebrates milestone

Northeast resident Morris Lederhandler, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, recently celebrated his 90th birthday with his wife Renee and family and friends.

Local students raise ‘Dimes for Desks’

Students from the kindergarten through eighth grade classes of St. Jerome’s School in Holme Circle collected thousands of dimes in February and March as part of the “Dime Wars — Dimes for Desks Project,” which supports the purchase of desks for students of Namunda Primary School in Malawi, Africa, a school built by the generous funding of the Hamels Foundation.

Liddonfield project to start bidding process again

Groundhog Day arrived a bit late for members of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.

Greetings from Austin Meehan School

Students from Austin Meehan Middle School’s Student Council recently delivered homemade greeting cards to local residents throughout Mayfair, thanking them for supporting the school. 

Firefighters still investigating four-alarm blaze

At least three people were hospitalized, 56 evacuated and about 100 displaced as a result of a four-alarm apartment building fire in the Northeast’s Academy Gardens section on St. Patrick’s Day.

Civic group approves plans for facade signs on Smylie Times building

A Northeast Philadelphia landmark is about to get a facelift, providing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agrees with members of the Mayfair Civic Association.

City’s inspector general speaks at Burholme meeting

Amy Kurland, Philadelphia’s inspector general, told members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association that her office is trying to erase Philadelphia’s reputation as being “corrupt and contented.”