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Adcock promises to donate salary to charity

Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has promised to donate his salary to charity, if elected.


Tartaglione overcomes efforts of Local 98

Danny Savage and Tomas Sanchez weren’t the only challenges confronting Tina Tartaglione in last week’s Democratic primary for her Pennsylvania Senate seat. Tartaglione’s obstacles also included her legendary political family’s past as well as a growing force considered by many as the city’s political future.


To the rescue…

PAWS is opening a new location in the Northeast that offers an adoption center and a wellness clinic.

Imagine a place where you can go to find the perfect pet to add to your family. Or how great would it be to find a place to take your buddy so he or she can get everything needed to stay healthy.


Pets of the Week: May 28, 2014

Jimmy needs a new best friend


Parkwood features farmers market each Saturday

Parkwood resident Ben Bergman told residents about the farmer’s market that will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road. 


Northeast’s SPARC program takes flight

There are caves on the moon. Sounds sort of spooky, but the “lava tubes” formed by ancient volcanoes provide great protection from the exterrestrial elements for Northeast High’s astronauts. A lunar cave can be fashioned into a home far, far away from home.


A lifetime of beautiful creations

Dorothy Maminski, 97, has two sewing machines to make dresses for girls 3- to 12-years-old who live in the impoverished Parish of Child Jesus in Chimalhuacan, Mexico.

Dorothy Maminski went to work at 14. By 17, she was working in garment factories and stayed in that profession for 50 years. Maminski is now retired, but only in that she’s not working for a living.


I-95 Princeton Avenue on-ramp to close this week

Construction to improve Interstate 95 at the Cottman Avenue Interchange in Northeast Philadelphia will require closing the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 North for three nights this week and one night next week to allow crews to set beams for the new southbound interstate bridge over the ramp.


A historical voyage at Fox Chase school

Fox Chase Elementary School fourth-graders dressed up as historic figures earlier this month. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Hawthorne Street residents oppose retail project

More than a dozen residents of the 6100 block of Hawthorne St. attended last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting to fight a new dollar store and auto parts store proposed for a nearby block of Frankford Avenue. Those neighbors also got a lesson on the sometimes puzzling dynamics of the city’s recently reworked Registered Community Organization regulations.