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Streets Dept. announces leaf collection dates in NE

The Streets Department’s Leaf and Recycling Program will begin on Monday, Nov. 10, and will run through Friday, Dec. 19. 


Register valuables with theft-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


The power of reading

St. Christopher Elementary School in Somerton last week hosted It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald. The program was designed to inspire elementary and preschool children to read for fun and to respect and value books. The show encouraged kids in pre-kindergarten to fourth grade to set aside time to read.


Pets of the Week: October 15, 2014

Manny needs a new home


Northeast HOF: Virginia Knauer left long-lasting impression

Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government.


National business group endorses Dee Adcock

The National Federation of Independent Business last week announced its endorsement of Republican Dee Adcock in the 13th Congressional District.


Hundreds audition for ‘Millionaire’ at Philadelphia Mills

A crowd of people aspiring to ethereal tax brackets lined up Thursday afternoon at Dave & Buster’s in the Philadelphia Mills to try out for the long-running game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.


Honoring historical figures in the Northeast

Stephen Decatur Sr. (1752-1808), generally referred to as “Captain,” and his son Stephen Decatur Jr., referred to as “Commodore,” both had distinguished careers in the earliest years of the U.S. Navy.


The future looks bright

Somerton Civic Association recently partnered with MaST Charter School for a Career Day. 


Frankford NAC approves pizza shop sign

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee voted to not oppose a pizza shop’s application for a zoning variance that would allow an illuminated sign at Torresdale Avenue and Anchor Street.