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Meet the candidates

The Northeast Times takes an inside look at Tuesday’s elections.  

First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter celebrates grand opening

“When we came here, it was a relief. We had our own building, we had our own system, and now we have the freedom to do what our structure and our system is at First Philadelphia.” — Student Zyia Winn

Dougherty trying to restore confidence in Supreme Court

Want fireworks? The 2015 Pennsylvania Supreme Court election has got them. But only time will tell if the drama in this year’s historic seven-way contest will captivate a historically indifferent electorate.

Class is in session

School bells ring: Tacony Academy Charter, 6201 Tacony St., celebrated its brand new high school building on Friday, Oct. 16. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony and performances by the Cheyney University “Soulful Sound” Marching Band during the grand opening festivities. 

Candidates pick up backing as Election Day nears

Ward leader Matt Wolfe is strongly backing fellow Republican Terry Tracy for City Council at large.

Bailey vows to clean up city, from dirty streets to corruption

“We need to stand lock step with the police. The police are the cornerstones of the community.” — Melissa Murray Bailey 

Around town: October 28, 2015

Disgarded leaves will be picked up citywide

Warm hearts

Showing they care: The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation’s Driving Away the Cold program distributed approximately 7,000 new winter coats to students from the Philadelphia School District, including local students from Stearne School, on Oct. 14. 

Volunteers clean up park on State Road

Sixteen volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park helped make Northeast Philadelphia look a lot nicer for Pope Francis’ visit to the area last month. They removed 36 bags of litter and two bags of recyclable cans from the area of the park across State Road from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

Tinney wants to help working-class neighborhoods

Dan Tinney hopes voters look at his resume when they go to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect seven at-large City Council members.