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Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reach all-time low in 2013

Traffic deaths on Pennsylvania roads reached an all-time low in 2013, according to statewide figures announced recently by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. There were 1,208 traffic deaths recorded last year, the fewest in a single year since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a printed statement. 


Students help Washington teacher find kidney donor

After just five years into her new position as a business and marketing teacher at George Washington High School, Andrea Seitchik was forced to take a leave of absence when a 15-year-old disease caught up with her. 


Stokes house to be razed for new homes

Twelve new twin homes with a projected base price of $289,000 are planned for construction in the Holme Circle area, but some neighbors don’t see the value in the pricey residences. They insist that a centuries-old stone farmhouse is a better fit for the community.


Stack supports speed cameras on Boulevard

The state Senate Transportation Committee last week held a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to consider legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Stack that would allow Philadelphia to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits along Roosevelt Boulevard.


Stack, Leach introduce animal-protection bills

There’s new legislation in the works to protect the animals who live in Pennsylvania and the ones coming into the state.


Signs of pride

Holme Circle is more than a traffic routing mechanism. It’s also a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.


The race is on

With Election Day a few weeks away, the Northeast Times takes a look at several hotly contested races.

Pennsylvania voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and some local races are hotly contested.


Plant One Million project flourishes at St. Hubert

It was mild and sunny on April 25, a perfect day for planting trees. What better day to do it? After all, it was Arbor Day. What better place to do it than at St. Hubert High School for Girls on Torresdale Avenue? The symbolism was obvious. St. Hubert’s is a school that has grown, shown resilience and, yes, some toughness.


Pets of the Week: April 30, 2014

Fantastic Francine   


Parkwood Civic elects new president

The Parkwood Civic Association has a new president.