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Around town: September 9, 2015

Italian festival at Our Lady of Consolation

Trump wins straw poll at Republican clambake

Donald Trump easily won a Republican presidential straw poll conducted by the Times at Sunday’s Philadelphia Republican City Committee clambake at Cannstatter’s.

Scholars: September 2, 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. 

Prison inmates design handcrafted chair for Pope Francis

Philadelphia Prison System staff and inmates have designed a handcrafted chair that will be presented as a gift to Pope Francis during his visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Pets of the Week: September 2, 2015

Mick wants to play outside

Neilson sworn into office after winning special election

“While there are many important issues to tackle, ending the budget impasse is one of my top priorities. Too often, partisan ideals get in the way of workable policy, and it is my hope to change that.” — State Rep. Ed Neilson 

Local activist debuts Air Guitar Challenge to raise awareness

Jennifer Pownall promised a new social media craze that would raise much-needed funding for patients with an often overlooked medical condition. On Aug. 24, she delivered when she debuted the Rock Out Brain Tumors Air Guitar Challenge during an appearance on Fox 29’s Good Day morning program.

Holme Circle Civic discusses reckless driving at meeting

Local residents are growing more concerned with speeding cars along Holme Avenue. 

Closing time

After 37 years, Oxford Child Care Center is being forced to close its doors. 

Broadway Sings to perform Labor Day show

Congregations of Ner Zedek will be holding its 19th annual Labor Day concert on Monday, Sept. 7. For the 10th time, entertainment will be provided by the popular Broadway Sings, a professional concert production.