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Papal Visit Preview: A family of faith

A Somerton family is chosen to greet Pope Francis at the airport next weekend. 

Nuisance house, speed humps topics of Somerton meeting

The wait was over for dozens of Somerton residents on Sept. 8 as they finally got the opportunity to vent publicly about two neighborhood problems.

Never forgotten

Remembering the victims of 9/11: Mission BBQ, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., hosted a remembrance ceremony in its parking lot in memory of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A singing of the national anthem started the service, where people gathered to pay their respects and take a moment of silence. Mounted police and bagpipers were also in attendance. 

Memorial service held for local historian

A memorial celebration service was held on Saturday for Patricia M. Worthington Stopper, a local historian and member of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.

McCloskey honored at plaque dedication

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently held a memorial plaque dedication for Joseph C. “Goople” McCloskey.

Holmesburg Civic postpones vote for food truck

The Holmesburg Civic Association last week put off a vote on a businessman’s proposal to open a food truck at his property at 7600 State Road.

Fox Chase group unanimously approves tree removal

Jeanes Hospital will soon make a major improvement to its utility infrastructure at the expense of a very old tree. But fret not, tree lovers. The medical facility will plant about 30 new trees to replace the one it will cut down.

Bailey wants answers regarding offensive emails

Melissa Murray Bailey challenged Democrats to stop payment of the salaries of three employees who shared offensive emails when they worked for the state attorney general’s office.

Around town: September 16, 2015

See what events are happening in your neighborhood in the Northeast Times’ Around Town section. 

Unused prescription drugs can be turned in this Saturday

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. Taylor will co-host the event with First Class Pharmacy (7316 Frankford Ave.) in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container, like the original bottle or a zip-top bag. They may not be disposed of loosely. Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container. Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.