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City Councilwoman focuses on schools and water quality

Helen Gym won a City Council seat last year largely on the strength of her public education platform. She’s a former public school teacher, a mother of three public school students and a community organizer emphasizing public school advocacy.



Butterflies coming to Insectarium

The Mayfair Business Association will meet on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Insectarium, 8046 Frankford Ave.


Bone marrow clinic opens at Jeanes Hospital

The new space contains five exam rooms, nine infusion bays, a procedure room and two observation rooms containing state-of-the-art medical equipment.


Around Town: February 17, 2016

Grants available for community groups


Pets of the Week

He’s a Brick ready for a house


Tacony-Disston designated as a National Historic District

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Historic Preservation Board last week unanimously approved the nomination of the Tacony-Disston Community Development District as a National Historic District. The next step is approval by the National Park Service, expected in the spring.


Scholars: February 10, 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. 


Sabatina Jr. announces 13 union endorsements

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. last week announced endorsements from 13 unions, though challenger Kevin Boyle questioned the validity of a few of them.


Program allows safe and anonymous disposal of prescription drugs

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams launched a pilot program on Jan. 20 in six city police districts so that anyone can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted or out-of-date prescription drugs, which pose a public health risk due to their often addictive nature and potential for abuse.