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Broadway Sings to headline concert

Congregations of Ner Zedek will be holding its 19th annual Labor Day concert. The date this year is Monday, Sept. 7.


Around town: July 22, 2015

Northeast Animal Rescue needs volunteers


Volunteers clean up Far NE road

For the first time since 2011, the Friends of Pennypack Park were forced to cancel their monthly cleanup on June 27 due to an ominous weather forecast, but the Friends of Poquessing Watershed beat seasonal storms to hold their own park cleanup on June 13.


Somerton philanthropist, bicyclist dies at age 92

Nick Forgione raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer charities through a series of bicycle rides. He also won multiple gold medals at the International Police Olympics.


Scholars: July 15, 2015

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.  


Robbers steal $15k from Wissinoming home

Three robbers invaded a Wissinoming home, held a woman and her daughter at gunpoint and made off with $15,000 cash on July 7, according to police.


Recent graduates awarded scholarships

Recent graduates of the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia earned almost $308 million in post-secondary scholarships, according to the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future. More than 3,300 young men and women received scholarship awards, while 99 percent of Archdiocesan high school seniors graduated and 95 percent will pursue post-secondary education.


Philadelphia Fire Department receives grants

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced on July 9 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $141,047 in grants to the Philadelphia Fire Department for operations and safety.


Pets of the Week: July 15, 2015

Jasper needs a new home


Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association founder dies

A viewing was held last week at Burns Funeral Home in Torresdale for Chuck Newns, who organized the popular quarterly Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meetings at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar.