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DNC Preview: Philly prepares for celebration of politics

The Northeast Times takes a look at what you can expect as Democrats descend on Philadelphia next week. 

DNC Preview: The art of politics

Patriotic paintings: Philadelphia-area artists have created Donkeys Around Town, a program that features 57 fiberglass donkeys, representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories, Washington, D.C. and Democrats abroad. Iconic images that represent the state or territory were painted on the donkeys, which will be displayed through Sept. 5. MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS

Century celebration

100 candles: Walburta (Kern) Nelson (center) was joined by family and friends July 13 for her 100th birthday celebration. The longtime member of Memorial Church of St. Luke attributes her long life to “being good and believing in God.” 

Brady campaign leads supporters to the shore

In summertime, the political scene often shifts to the Jersey shore, with various lawmakers and influential unions holding fundraisers.

Around Town: July 20, 2016

Movies returning to the Devon Theater

Advertising executive purchases Broad Street Media community newspaper group

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - JULY 15 - Richard Donnelly, president of Donnelly Distribution (Pennsauken, N.J.), announced today that he has acquired Broad Street Media and its affiliates. The Philadelphia-area community newspaper and magazine group publishes more than a dozen separate publications.

PCA Heatline can help during excessive heat

Due to an Excessive Heat Warning, with heat indexes expected to reach 100 degrees or more, the PCA Heatline will operate at 215-765-9040 on Thursday, July 14 from 12 p.m. to midnight and Friday, July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. At PCA’s Heatline call center, a team of trained staff will counsel callers of all ages about precautions to take against the heat and detecting signs of heat stress. City Health Department nurses will be on-site to speak with callers about medical problems related to the heat. Mobile relief teams from the Health Department will respond to situations requiring intervention, and 911 will be called for emergencies.

Two local students win mock trial team championship

Fox Chase’s Joseph Doherty and Torresdale’s Christian Dellavella recently received rings for being part of the Roman Catholic High School mock trial team that won the city championship.

Two cleanups net big results in Northeast parks

Volunteers took part in two large-scale park cleanups in the Northeast last month involving sections of the Poquessing Creek and Pennypack parks.