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Unused prescription drugs can be turned in this Saturday

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. Taylor will co-host the event with First Class Pharmacy (7316 Frankford Ave.) in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container, like the original bottle or a zip-top bag. They may not be disposed of loosely. Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container. Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.

Solomon endorsed by plumbers union

Plumbers Union Local 690 endorsed Jared Solomon for state representative in the 202nd Legislative District.

Sestak to discuss nuke deal

Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will be hosting a town hall meeting open to the public about the Iran nuclear agreement at Villanova University’s Driscoll Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Scholars: September 9, 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. 

Northeast trestle gets a makeover

The railroad trestle spanning Frankford Avenue near Solly Avenue is a familiar sight to the thousands of motorists and pedestrians who traverse the centuries-old roadway regularly. But passers-by probably couldn’t believe their eyes after the rusty steel viaduct got its first facelift in anyone’s memory. 

New bill would conceal IDs of police involved in shootings

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but state Rep. Martina White and Philadelphia’s police union are trying to ensure that it’s not served at all, particularly when it’s dispensed as a perversion of so-called street justice.

Friends of Poquessing protect newly planted trees

Friends of Poquessing Watershed attached protective sleeves to more than 150 trees in Benjamin Rush State Park. 

Continuing her service

Megan Cavanaugh wasn’t supposed to see combat. Although a duly-trained Marine, she was — and remains — a woman. And women could get hurt real bad in combat, according to the policy makers for the United States military.

A celebration of family

Our Lady of Calvary will host a special outdoor Mass this Sunday in anticipation of The World Meeting of Families. 

Around town: September 9, 2015

Italian festival at Our Lady of Consolation