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Zoning discussed at Somerton Civic special meeting

An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.

The thin blue line

Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.

Scholars: July 20, 2016

The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors. 

Reunions: July 20, 2016


Religious Events: July 20, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.

Public forum addressing digital inclusion to be held next week

City Councilman Bobby Henon invites the community to attend a public forum addressing “digital inclusion” and featuring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the offices of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s nonprofit community access television provider.

Pets of the Week: July 20

Have a better day with Bubba

Hands-on learning

Loving the arts: Sixth-, seventh-, and eight-graders recently participated in a summer camp at St. Hubert High School. Approximately 45 girls were involved in the first year of the SASH Summer Camp, where they learned about Sewing, Art, Robotics, Drama and Graphic Art. On Friday, the girls held a pizza party and a robot competition. 

Fighting, beating cancer

For more than three years, Melissa Kartasevich has been in a fight for her life against the nation’s second-leading killer, but cancer isn’t the only challenge facing the Fox Chase native and patients like her.

DNC Preview: Reactions mixed to Trump’s choice of Pence

Republicans are applauding the selection of Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, while Democrats are knocking the Indiana governor.