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City pools now open for summer

As of July 1, all city-operated pools will have been opened for the summer season following a two-week kickoff program. Pools are now open at numerous Northeast Philadelphia recreation centers and public facilities including Max Myers, Fox Chase, Vogt, Lincoln High, Simpson, Jardel, American Legion park in Tacony, Lawncrest, Mitchell, Jacobs and Houseman.

Boyle pushes for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle met at Northeast Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art helicopter factory last week, but it wasn’t so they could test fly the new AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor, which could start rolling off the assembly line later this summer.

Around town: July 1, 2015

Checkpoints set up over holiday weekend

Ten-year-old donates $2,500 to the Center for Autism

Santino Stagliano, a 10-year-old from South Philadelphia, recently donated $2,500 to The Center for Autism, 2801 Grant Ave.

Pets of the Week: June 24, 2015

Happy Ivy is always smiling  

Officers honored in 7th district

Philadelphia police Officers Joseph O’Reilly and Pablo Rivera are the latest Officers of the Month in the 7th district.

The next crusade

Father Judge president Rev. Joseph Campellone has stepped down to undertake a national study of Catholic education. 

Mayfair Civic endorses effort to legalize church activities at Devon

There won’t be a child daycare center. And there won’t be a modern-day version of a soup kitchen. As for parking … they’ve got it covered.

Lincoln students publish activity book for charity

A group of Abraham Lincoln High School students published and sold an activity book that benefited the Gift of Life Family House, which helps people in Philadelphia whose family members are receiving transplants. The students, under the guidance of teacher Faith Horne, donated $250 to the charity. Members of the Lincoln LifeSavers include Markeem Bailey, Joseph Boibiboi, Jordan Colbert, Miguel Nieves, Wasim Mahmoud, Patrick Nally, Nazed Munoz, Michael Taylor, Pershue Butler, Cindy Zhao, Alexis Dunn, Molly Thompson, Kelly Cao and mascots Rosie and Erwin.

High court spares cop killer from death penalty

A June 16 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow to a Northeast family’s 24-year quest for justice. The high court affirmed a lower court ruling that overturned a death sentence for the man who murdered Police Officer Daniel Boyle in 1991.