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Around Town: March 2, 2016

Judge open house is March 10

Stack, Sabatina applaud direct sea commerce agreement

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) last week joined Gov. Tom Wolf and other elected officials in praising the start-up of direct sea commerce between the Port of Philadelphia and the Mexican ports of Veracruz and Altamira.

Scholars: February 24, 2016

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. 

Residents voice frustration with increasing crime

Attendees discussed police coverage in the 15th district, a recent shooting, violence at a Frankford Avenue bar and dismissal problems at two local schools during a recent town hall meeting. 

Plots at local community garden are now available

With winter weather still looming in the forecast, it may be a bit too early to stow away the snow boots and shovels for the season. But it’s not too soon to start thinking about the growing season.

PGW contractors reach settlement with city

Three contractors for the Philadelphia Gas Works have reached agreements with the city and PGW to settle allegations that the contractors failed to properly install concrete and asphalt over gas lines that had been repaired or replaced.

Pets of the Week: February 24, 2016

Oh boy! It’s Oskino 

Head of the class

Orleans Technical College, 2770 Red Lion Road, recently held a graduation celebration for students who took part in its hands-on Career Exploration Program.

Group seeks business-minded leader

Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub, has spent eight years as president of the Mayfair Business Association.

GED center to hold open house

The Northeast GED Center, at 1928 Cottman Ave., will hold an open house on Thursdays, March 3 and 10, for its new English as a Second Language program.