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Lynne Abraham endorses Leach in primary

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham has endorsed state Sen. Daylin Leach in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary.


In loving memory

Never forgotten: Verizon recently donated $8,750 to the Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund. The check presentation took place at Boyle Playground, named in memory of the slain officer. Pictured are (from left) City Councilman Brian O’Neill; Pat Boyle, Danny’s father; Frank Buzydlowski, Verizon’s director of government relations; and state Rep. Brendan Boyle. ••


Hometown harmony

Sarah Boxmeyer, who grew up on Friendship Street in Mayfair, is the only Philadelphian in this year’s graduating class at the Curtis Institute of Music.

When Sarah Boxmeyer was 5, she saw a one-man band. One of the instruments he was playing was an accordion, and she was hooked. 


Franklin Mills roads will receive $1.5 million upgrade

Potholes in Franklin Mills’ driveways and parking lots generate a lot of neighborhood complaints, according to talk last week at the Millbrook Civic Association’s meeting at Calvary Athletic Association on Deerpath Lane.


The cost of kindergarten

Even if early education pays, should the state foot the bill? 


Community College presents Distinguished Leadership Awards

Kent Lufkin, president and CEO of 3rd Fed Bank, was among six people honored last week at Community College of Philadelphia’s 15th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards The awards are presented for outstanding contributions to higher education and the local community. Lufkin was honored with the Business Award.


City plans to phase out Fire Dept. brownouts

In the continuum of contentiousness between the Nutter administration and the members of the Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics union, brownouts in particular stick in the union’s craw.


Citizenship naturalization ceremony held at Northeast High

One hundred people from 46 countries changed nationalities last week and became American citizens during ceremonies at Northeast High.


On the campaign trail in the 179th district

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. 


Burholme Golf upgrades discussed at community civic meeting

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.