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Firefighters, civilians honored

On the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 13, the Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Union hosted its annual Firefighters Recognition Day ceremony at Local 22’s banquet hall, 415 N. 5th St. 

Fighting hunger one bag at a time

Just bag it: Above, Deb Mikus, branch manager at the Lawncrest Library, helps bag groceries at the ShopRite at Oxford Avenue and Levick Street in Oxford Circle in recognition of National Hunger Month. MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS

DeFelice rips Kenney campaign after email controversy

The executive director of the Philadelphia Republican Party said the Kenney campaign is scared of Melissa Murray Bailey.

Back to school with the Bambies

Words of wisdom: Mayor Michael Nutter receives a St. Hubert High School shirt from the Principal Dr. Joanne H. Walls during its back-to-school day assembly on Sept. 9. The mayor visited the Torresdale Avenue school and gave an inspirational speech to students. 

Around Town: September 23, 2015

Tacony Civic to sponsor seasonal concert

2nd PDAC holds Ride for Peace event

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office joined community leaders in the Northeast for the annual 2nd Police District Advisory Council Bike Ride for Peace and Community Day on Sept. 12.

Volunteers remove 28 bags of trash from Holme Avenue

Five months can seem like an eternity in the life of an urban park, especially when the proliferation of litter is concerned. So the Friends of Pennypack Park returned to Holme Avenue behind Nazareth Hospital for its latest park cleanup day on Aug. 22.

Tacony Civic to sponsor concert

The final seasonal concert sponsored by the Tacony Civic Association will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Disston Recreation Center, 4510 Disston St.

Scholars: September 16, 2015

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. 

Papal Visit Preview: Sacred grounds

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament prepare for the World Meeting of Families.