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A spooky scene

Pumpkin parade: More than 150 pumpkins were displayed at St. Martha Elementary School on Friday. Students and their families created the pumpkins that were divided into five categories: creative, food, animals, animation and scary. PHOTOS BY MELISSA YERKOV


A riotous history

The Nativist movement of the mid-1800s probably helped advance the career of Philadelphia attorney and newspaper editor Lewis C. Levin for a little while, but it all ended in ruin for the prominent anti-immigrant, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic orator.


Pets of the Week: October 30, 2013

Sweet as Honey


NE Chamber of Commerce upcoming events

MetLife presented Financial Wellness Program for Your Employees at a recent breakfast meeting of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at Deer Meadows retirement community, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd.


Movie screening to benefit local parishes

Archbishop Ryan High School will host a Nov. 7 screening of the movie A Rose on Ninth Street, with proceeds benefiting the school and five local parishes.


Haunted house fundraiser

Veronica Zgura and Trevor Wuest, both freshmen at Penn State-Abington, invite the community to visit their haunted house in Parkwood for a Halloween charity fundraiser.


Garlic and Oil / Broccoli Rabe

Little did I know what fate and destiny would conspire to cook up for me when my car found its way to a strange, lone house on a barren hilltop – the address my editor gave me to cover a Halloween masquerade food party.


Former community center will become a church

The proposed child day care center is out, while a non-denominational Christian church is coming to the former Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue.


FOP dedicates 21 plaques at union hall

Being a cop in the “olden” days wasn’t much safer than it is today.


Ex-teacher wants Wilson’s art out of storage

Retired science teacher Marilyn Krupnik has a good idea what she wants done with scores of paintings that were removed from the Wilson Middle School in 2003 and 2004 and put into storage.