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Parkwood Civic Association to hold election next month

Next month, Parkwood Civic Association members will do something they haven’t done in about a decade: Hold an election. At their March 19 meeting at St. Anselm’s R.C. Church, members nominated candidates for president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary and zoning officer. The election will be conducted at the association’s April 23 session. 


Oxford Circle blaze displaces 12

Twelve people were displaced by an early morning Friday house fire on the 1400 block of Rosalie Street in Oxford Circle. 


NEHS plans booster club to keep SPARC in flight

Plans to establish a booster club to keep Northeast High’s decades-old after-school science and space program going are jelling, according to a 1977 alum.


NE Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the fourth induction class of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.


Liddonfield changes coming

Last week, Upper Holmesburg Civic president assured concerned neighbors that the Holy Family development is still on track.

Upper Holmesburg residents rejoiced in July 2012 when the Philadelphia Housing Authority board endorsed a plan to transform the former Liddonfield public housing project into a new athletic campus for Holy Family University. Yet, the site looks no different today than it did back then.


IRS has $31 million from 2010 federal tax returns

The IRS has some money for Pennsylvanians. The tax-collection agency has about $31 million for more than 37,000 of the commonwealth’s residents.


Four police officers honored by 2nd PDAC

Kevin Doerr and Sean King had a busy December. The 2nd Police District officers made arrests in a couple of shootings and busted two people now charged in connection with a string of burglaries. Officers Stephen Nagy and Ronald Cain quickly got hold of two suspects who had robbed a man at a Castor Avenue bus stop.


Democrat Kilderry announces candidacy

Dennis Kilderry announced his candidacy in the 173rd Legislative District during a Saturday morning news conference at Tacony’s Roosevelt Playground, where he serves as president of the advisory committee.


Delivering kindness

The Klein JCC, at 10100 Jamison Ave., held its annual Home Delivered Meals, March for Meals Celebration and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on March 19. The Nina Cohen Award for special volunteer service went to Jack Belitsky, Judy Einhorn and David and Jeanette Auerbach. In all, 225 volunteers were singled out for special recognition. Subaru of America was presented with a Corporate Leadership Award. The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust received a Community Leadership Award. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


From the Delaware to your kitchen

There are more than 170 types of fish in Pennsylvania’s waters. Currently, shad is one of them. Here is its story