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Community College presents Distinguished Leadership Awards

Kent Lufkin, president and CEO of 3rd Fed Bank, was among six people honored last week at Community College of Philadelphia’s 15th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards The awards are presented for outstanding contributions to higher education and the local community. Lufkin was honored with the Business Award.


City plans to phase out Fire Dept. brownouts

In the continuum of contentiousness between the Nutter administration and the members of the Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics union, brownouts in particular stick in the union’s craw.


Citizenship naturalization ceremony held at Northeast High

One hundred people from 46 countries changed nationalities last week and became American citizens during ceremonies at Northeast High.


On the campaign trail in the 179th district

The Democratic Party primary on May 20 should be an interesting one, especially in the Lower Northeast, where there are a few contested races. One of them is for the 179th Pennsylvania House seat now held by freshman state Rep. James Clay Jr. 


Burholme Golf upgrades discussed at community civic meeting

John Kirincich, a partner in the Burholme Golf & Family Entertainment complex at 401 Cottman Ave., told members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association that exciting changes are coming.


Boyle a no-show at debate

Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies wasted little time answering the near-constant criticism from her competitors in the race for the 13th Congressional District seat.


Battle against methadone clinic continues in Holmesburg

The Holmesburg Civic Association plans to continue to fight the proposed opening of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.


Around town: May 7, 2014

Recycling bin giveaway is Saturday


Animal cruelty charges filed against Frankford woman

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week filed animal cruelty charges against a Frankford woman who had more than 200 cats in her Fillmore Street home. The PSPCA filed 241 summary counts against 64-year-old Lanie Jacobson for unsanitary conditions and 44 counts for failure to provide veterinary care, spokeswoman Sarah Eremus stated in an April 29 news release.


15th PDAC honors officers

Those two guys on the 3300 block of Tyson Avenue late on March 11 were cops. That turned out to be bad news for the three other guys who were attacking and robbing a man. They’re now in custody.