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Scholars: February 10, 2016

The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors. 

Sabatina Jr. announces 13 union endorsements

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. last week announced endorsements from 13 unions, though challenger Kevin Boyle questioned the validity of a few of them.

Program allows safe and anonymous disposal of prescription drugs

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams launched a pilot program on Jan. 20 in six city police districts so that anyone can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted or out-of-date prescription drugs, which pose a public health risk due to their often addictive nature and potential for abuse.

The power of prayer

A lesson of love: Saint Matthew School held a prayer service in conclusion of Catholic Schools Week on Friday. 

New bakery celebrates grand opening

When Puddin’s Cake Corner opened on Saturday morning, longtime residents said it was the first new bakery in Tacony in about 40 years.

Keeping the faith

As Catholic school educators across the national celebrated Catholic Schools Week, Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput visited Archbishop Ryan High School last Thursday to make a major announcement regarding the future of Catholic education in the city.

IRS: Beware of telephone scam around tax time

Tax-filing season can be a time of confusion and frustration to working people and retirees who hope to maximize their refunds without breaking the bank in accountants’ fees.

Deadline is Friday to submit questions to mayor

Readers of the Northeast Times are welcome to submit questions that Mayor Jim Kenney will answer in next week’s issue.

Calendar: February 10, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11

Burholme civic group to meet on Thursday

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, at Cottman and Lawndale avenues.