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GOP candidate supports school district 5-year plan

Jim Pio, Republican candidate in the 172nd Legislative District, is applauding the five-year plan that the School District of Philadelphia recently adopted.

Celebrating 110

Dozens of children and adults helped the Tacony Branch Library celebrate its 110th birthday on Wednesday, March 30, with a kids party in the afternoon, followed by an evening reception and historical program by Lou Iatarola Jr. City Councilman Bobby Henon presented a special Council citation to Branch Manager Suzin Weber.

Around Town: April 6, 2016

Bingo Night at Farrell School

Wired for success

A career as a high-voltage technician has changed a local woman’s life.

Volunteers clean up woods behind Philadelphia Mills

Fifteen volunteers showed up for the Friends of Poquessing Watershed’s first park cleanup event of 2016 and were greeted by mountains of discarded tires. 

Times journalists win Keystone Press Awards

Two journalists for the Northeast Times last week won three Keystone Press Awards in a statewide contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Sworn statements revealed in sex abuse scandal

Reports expose discrepancies in the various stories of sexual abuse offered by a former St. Jerome’s altar boy, whose testimony helped imprison two priests, a lay teacher and a monsignor.

A special visit to St. Katherine

The joy of Easter: Officers from the 8th Police District delivered Easter baskets and treats to Lisa Callahan’s kindergarten class at St. Katherine of Siena School on March 22. Community Relations Officer Joe Hansbury (left) and Officer Dan Richardson met with Callahan (center) and her class during the visit. As a policy, the school does not publicize the names of students. 

Smoother ride: Tyson Avenue to receive a $6M paving project

Tyson Avenue runs almost 3 1/2 miles through the heart of several Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods including Burholme, Castor Gardens, Mayfair and Tacony. Last week, an official with the city’s Department of Streets announced that the thoroughfare is about to get a major facelift.