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Pets of the Week: June 4, 2014

Red needs a happy home


Pancake breakfast is June 8

Philadelphia Police Explorers invite the public to enjoy a pancake breakfast in support of the Philadelphia Police Foundation on Sunday, June 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Northeast, 9141 Roosevelt Blvd.


Northeast High alums help save program

There was a little crowd in mission control late on the afternoon of May 22 as Northeast High alums dropped in to see the latest advancements at the Project SPARC while the kids were running their annual, but still virtual, space mission. They weren’t disappointed. 


Local pro wrestler returns to his roots this weekend

Drew Gulak has wrestled in Northeast Philadelphia before.


Greater Bustleton Civic elects board members

Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week gave out cash and honors, certified the election of board members, learned about new city sanitation regulations, heard about how boring zoning could be because of the specialized language used in zoning cases, and then voted on a couple such cases.


EPIC Stakeholders discuss the consequences of juvenile crime

Nafisah Lewis wants kids to know how bad being bad can be. So the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders coordinator arranged for some people to tell them.


Details announced for July 4th parade

The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 99th anniversary this year.


Department of Labor secretary visits Finishing Trades Institute

Thomas E. Perez, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, paid a recent visit to the Finishing Trades Institute training facility, at 2190 Hornig Road in the Far Northeast.


Controversial methadone clinic set to open in Holmesburg

The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.


A celebration of the ages

May was Older Americans Month — an annual opportunity to recognize senior citizens across the country while continuing to create a better quality of life for the elderly population — and it was capped off with a celebration for the oldest residents of the community.