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Republican National Convention had a Northeast Philly flavor

Some Northeast folks were in Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention.

Paul’s Run goes green

The Phillie Phanatic made a stop at Paul’s Run senior living center for a visit with residents and staff. The lovable Phillies mascot brought games and goodie bags for residents, and also brought Rita’s Water Ice with him. The Phanatic’s antics drew smiles from the residents of the facility, 9896 Bustleton Ave.

Israel Scouts to hold Bustleton performance

People of all ages are invited for a performance by the Israel Scouts-Tzofim Friendship Caravan on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton.


After Donald Trump received a bounce in the polls following last week’s Republican National Convention, the Democrats arrived in Philadelphia this week to extol the virtues of Hillary Clinton.

Going down in history

The Philadelphia Historical Commission earlier this month named two Northeast properties to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, preventing future demolition. Those properties are located at 4704 Leiper St. in Frankford and 6901 Castor Ave. in Castor Gardens.

Dem VP pick gets thumbs up, down

One of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine’s Republican colleagues had kind words for him after he was selected as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Conventional wisdom

Steve Scully, C-SPAN senior executive producer and political editor, is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, leading what he calls his network’s “raw, unedited, commercial-free” coverage.

Community, officers to celebrate night out

Community leaders in the Northeast will hold a march and four large public gatherings in conjunction with the annual National Night Out for Town Watch groups next Monday and Tuesday. Organizers also encourage residents to gather informally in smaller, more localized settings to show their advocacy for public safety and solidarity with police.

Community calendar - July 27, 2016

Thursday, July 28

Officer a true PAL

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