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Residents urged to make impact statements

Amir Bandy, a 24-year-old Frankford drug dealer, is serving 20 to 40 months in state prison. When he was sentenced for this drug-dealing conviction in November, a local pastor and two police officers spoke about the impact that the narcotics trade has on the Frankford community.

Plans for adult apartment building progressing in Holme Circle

The new Pennypack Crossing older adult apartment building is starting to take shape in Holme Circle. Last week, the new owners and operators of the former Infant Jesus Convent told neighbors how they might qualify to live there.

Northeast High senior named mayor for a day

Northeast High senior Donte Meares ran the city for a day last week … and he survived to tell about it.

Northeast chef competes on Hell’s Kitchen

Torresdale’s Christine Hazel, a chef adviser at Chickie’s & Pete’s, is a contestant on the current season of Hell’s Kitchen.

Gibbons PAL given additional time to find new location

The Gibbons PAL center on Rising Sun Avenue has been looking for a new home. It just got a little more time to find one.

Frankford Civic cancels meeting due to weather

Because of inclement weather, the Frankford Civic Association meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, has been canceled.

Former journalist recalls working for Pope Paul VI at Paul’s Run gathering

Edward Eisen described himself as a “newspaper guy” in the early 1970s when he was asked to handle public relations for Pope Paul VI’s 1976 visit to Philadelphia.

Cancer benefit is Saturday

A benefit will take place on Saturday, March 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Red Rooster Inn, 7960 Dungan Road, for cancer patient Beth Rakowski. 

Benefit will help fund statue honoring local veteran

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will perform on Friday, March 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Michael Crescenz VFW Post 2819, 6850 Martins Mill Road (at Longshore Avenue) in Lawndale.