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Papal Visit Preview: Pope Francis fanfare is here

Keepsakes: St. Jude Religious Store, 4201 Neshaminy Blvd. in Bensalem, has an array of Pope Francis commemorative items for sale, including statues, rosaries, books and mugs, among other merchandise. 


Papal Visit Preview: ‘Popecopter,’ SEPTA schedule changes planned for NE

Northeast denizens who for weeks have been wondering how to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his sojourn to a local prison, or how to avoid the typical traffic snarls, have instead been getting a hard lesson in intergovernmental protocols — some may prefer to call it red tape.


Papal Visit Preview: National Liberty Museum announces special exhibit

The National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., will celebrate the World Meeting of Families with a papal visit exhibit, tours and extended museum hours.


Papal Visit Preview: A mission of love

Northeast Catholic churches announce special events and celebrations in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit. 


Papal Visit Preview: Inmates to present handcrafted chair to pope

Philadelphia Prison System staff and inmates have designed a handcrafted chair that will be presented as a gift to Pope Francis during his visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday, Sept. 27.


Papal Visit Preview: A family of faith

A Somerton family is chosen to greet Pope Francis at the airport next weekend. 


Nuisance house, speed humps topics of Somerton meeting

The wait was over for dozens of Somerton residents on Sept. 8 as they finally got the opportunity to vent publicly about two neighborhood problems.


Never forgotten

Remembering the victims of 9/11: Mission BBQ, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., hosted a remembrance ceremony in its parking lot in memory of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A singing of the national anthem started the service, where people gathered to pay their respects and take a moment of silence. Mounted police and bagpipers were also in attendance. 


Memorial service held for local historian

A memorial celebration service was held on Saturday for Patricia M. Worthington Stopper, a local historian and member of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.


McCloskey honored at plaque dedication

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently held a memorial plaque dedication for Joseph C. “Goople” McCloskey.