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City will give out 50 college scholarships

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) announced that the city will sponsor 50 college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.


City veterans group to meet

Philadelphia’s Veterans Advisory Commission has announced the dates for its quarterly meetings in 2014. The commission was established on Feb. 2, 2006, pursuant to a City Council resolution. It meets in City Council chambers, Room 400 of City Hall. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, March 5, June 18, Sept. 10 and Dec. 10. All meetings begin at 2 p.m. ••


Monsignor Lynn getting out of jail

The first member of the Roman Catholic Church’s U.S. hierarchy convicted of hielding a child-molesting riest is getting out of jail. Monsignor William Lynn just isn’t getting out for free.


Lynn conviction reversed

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has reversed the endangering children conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, and his lawyer hopes to have him out of prison by tomorrow.


Serving her city

Assistant D.A. Jacqueline Coelho says her priority as a public servant is to correct injustice.

Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.


A Nightcap for Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Tis the season of merriment, mirth and magic. It’s a time for wishing and hoping and believing. It’s a time for children, a time to feel childlike, a time to wish all the world well. It’s a time for holly, jollies, jingle bells, candy canes, mistletoe, cookies, fruitcake, Hot Spiced Cider and Hot Mulled Wine.


The most wonderful time of year

Residents and staffers of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road had some special visitors on Dec. 19. A color guard stood at attention as Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife, Susan, entered to extend holiday greetings to veterans and hand out Christmas cards signed by the staff of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Entertaining the vets with holiday songs were members of the Nazareth Academy Charter High School’s choir. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


McGeehan will not seek another term in ’14

State Rep. Mike McGeehan announced on Friday that he will not seek another term in 2014.


Generous readers make holiday fund a success

It’s Christmas week, and the Times would like to thank all of the people who have contributed to our Eleanor Smylie Community Fund.


Civic group mulls joining anti-billboard battle

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association may join the effort to restrict the proliferation of digital billboards and their conventional counterparts, static billboards, throughout the city. The group may also take a stand against a proposal to post more advertising on the city’s unused public school buildings.