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Cable franchising agreements topic of E. Torresdale meeting

Are Philadelphia residents getting everything they deserve for their monthly investment in Comcast’s cable and Internet service? Are the city’s nonprofit organizations, public agencies and schools getting their fair share?


Around Town: August 19, 2015

The Northeast Times ‘Around Town’ section highlights upcoming events happening in your neighborhood. 


Volunteers clean up Poquessing Creek in Far Northeast

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed spanned two counties in their latest volunteer cleanup of the Poquessing Creek floodplain near Philadelphia Mills mall on July 11.


‘Vettes for Vets event is Saturday

The Corvette Club of the Delaware Valley is sponsoring its third annual ‘Vettes for Vets & Airborne Day on the grounds of Katie O’Donnell’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 4501 Woodhaven Road, on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 16.


Upstream movement

In its first few years, the Friends of Poquessing Creek Watershed had the volunteers and the funding to head advocacy for its expressed mission: to conserve and beautify the creek and its environs.


State rep calls for termination of professor due to Facebook posts

State Rep. Mark Cohen has written a letter to Richard Green, interim president of Lincoln University, asking that he severely discipline or fire a professor who has made controversial posts on Facebook.


Scholars: August 12, 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.


Red Cross announces local blood drives

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage. Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up.


Pennypack Park cleanup volunteers collect 35 bags of debris

Fourteen community volunteers traveled to Frankford and Solly avenues on July 25 to clean a portion of Pennypack Park. But upon their arrival, they found a disaster area instead.


Mayfair Civic discusses zoning disputes

Mayfair residents rejected two zoning applications and approved a third during a special meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association on Aug. 3.