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McCloskey honored at plaque dedication

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

Holmesburg Civic postpones vote for food truck

The Holmesburg Civic Association last week put off a vote on a businessman’s proposal to open a food truck at his property at 7600 State Road.

Fox Chase group unanimously approves tree removal

Jeanes Hospital will soon make a major improvement to its utility infrastructure at the expense of a very old tree. But fret not, tree lovers. The medical facility will plant about 30 new trees to replace the one it will cut down.

Bailey wants answers regarding offensive emails

Melissa Murray Bailey challenged Democrats to stop payment of the salaries of three employees who shared offensive emails when they worked for the state attorney general’s office.

Around town: September 16, 2015

See what events are happening in your neighborhood in the Northeast Times’ Around Town section. 

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.