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Scholars: September 17, 2014

Stephen Furtek graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in a ceremony on Sept. 12.


Rath endorsed by Republican Majority for Choice

Republican Majority for Choice endorsed Megan Rath in the 1st Congressional District. 


Promoting peace in the Northeast

District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC. 


Pets of the Week: September 17, 2014

Tory loves the great outdoors


New agreement decriminalizes marijuana

Possession of a little bit of marijuana will remain illegal in Philadelphia under an ordinance City Council is considering, but it will be decriminalized.


Library dedicated to Officer Danny Boyle

The legacy of a slain Philadelphia police officer grew on Sept. 9 as the St. Veronica Elementary School blessed and dedicated its new Officer Daniel Boyle Library Media Center in a gathering of school children, staff and families, along with the Boyle family and friends.


Keep your neighborhood safe with new Dog Walker Watch program

While you’re taking your pooch out for a walk and a sniff around, you might see things happening on your neighborhood streets. 


Inspired by home

Tom Turner used stories from growing up in the Northeast as inspiration for his debut novel.

At the time, author Tom Turner probably didn’t realize his boyhood adventures in Lawncrest were helping build the foundation for his life’s dream. 


Holmesburg civic pays tribute to local activist

Holmesburg Civic Association president Rich Frizell last week paid tribute to Jim Ryan, a neighborhood activist who died late last month. 


Frankford ‘Cat Lady’ cleared of animal abuse charges

Frankford’s “Cat Lady” has been acquitted of hundreds of animal abuse charges and intends to sue the SPCA for “destroying my life.”