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As Election Day nears, a look at the candidates

The primary election is set for Tuesday, May 20, and there are some hot races on the ballot.


City permit revoked from Morrell Park resident

A permit allowing Maureen McKeown to operate a skin-care business in her home was revoked earlier this month.

A city permit that would have allowed a Morrell Park resident to operate a skin-care business in her home has been revoked.


Candidates discuss the issues at Burholme Civic meeting

Candidates in Tuesday’s election made late pitches to voters at last week’s Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association meeting, held at the Wesley Enhanced Living site at 7040 Oxford Ave.


Around town: May 14, 2014

15th PDAC meeting rescheduled for May 19


Northeast Times endorses U.S. Rep. Schwartz for governor

Four Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for governor on Tuesday, while vulnerable Gov. Tom Corbett is unopposed on the Republican ticket.


Northeast Times endorses state Sen. Mike Stack for lieutenant governor

Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor has few official duties - president of the Senate, chair of the board of pardons - though it can be an important office.


State rep. skips forum to attend workers’ rally

When three of the four Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional seat were preparing for their imminent debate on April 29, Brendan Boyle and about 50 of his supporters were donning rain gear.


Solutions to senior hunger

Food for thought: (From left to right) Klein JCC President and CEO Andre Krug, Walmart manager Todd Wilson and Klein JCC Vice President Raechel Hammer shake hands after the announcement of a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to the Klein JCC’s “Solutions To Senior Hunger.”


Schwartz criticizes Corbett on school district budget woes

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, criticized Republican Gov. Tom Corbett for what she sees as his unwillingness to work with the School District of Philadelphia on solutions to its fiscal challenges.


Road trip

A Dietz & Watson food truck is traveling cross-country to celebrate the family business’ 75th anniversary.

Momma Dietz wasn’t expecting a gift of diamonds in commemoration of her family business’ 75th anniversary. In fact, her children and grandchildren asked the Dietz & Watson company matriarch to hit the road.