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Gov. Corbett tours Norcom Community Center

Gov. Tom Corbett last week toured the Norcom Community Center, which is operated by Special People In Northeast, the nonprofit human services organization that provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Eye doctor has seen changes

Ophthalmologist Dr. John Siliquini Sr. can recall cataract surgery that required large incisions.


Emergency vehicles need room on roads

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan reminds all motorists to steer clear of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow truck operators while they carry out their duties on Pennsylvania’s roads.


Dog & Bull: Bringing craft beer to nearby Croydon

You could go all the way down to Center City, fighting traffic, lack of parking and high prices, to drink craft beer and eat freshly cooked food while listening to great live music in an intimate atmosphere. 


Did your home’s value triple? City has a tax break for you

Longtime residents who this year saw their homes’ assessments more than triple are being invited to participate in a program that could cut their 2014 taxes by hundreds of dollars. Last week, the city began mailing information about the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, or LOOP, to about 80,000 homeowners, said Mark McDonald, Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman. If they’re eligible, homeowners could see tax savings from a few dollars to thousands of dollars, McDonald said. Those tax decreases should average out at about $700, he added.


Defense Logistics Agency aids soldiers

America’s warfighters serving in Afghanistan this Thanksgiving enjoyed a taste of home, thanks to the efforts of employee at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, at 700 Robbins Ave.


Council overrides mayor’s med zone veto

Last Thursday, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed a bill that would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug-treatment facilities in the Northeast’s 6th and 10th councilmanic districts.


Community fund puts hope in the holidays

It’s just two weeks until Christmas, and families are making plans for big dinner celebrations. Kids can’t wait to find out what Santa Claus will leave under their trees.


City health center renamed to honor Rosenberg

The city Public Health Center 10, at 2230 Cottman Ave., was recently renamed the “District Health Center #10, the Judge Edward B. Rosenberg Center.”


Bustleton Taekwon-do team wins 10 medals

Bustleton-based Red Tiger Taekwon-do won 10 medals, including one world championship, at the recent International Taekwon-do Federation World Championships in Benidorm, Spain.