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‘Just say no’

Philadelphia Gas Works workers rally against utility’s sale during a recent protest.

Unionized Philadelphia Gas Works employees have been against the proposed sale of the utility since it was announced earlier this year.


July 4th parade in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 99th anniversary this year, with the theme being “A Strong Community.”


City Manufacturing Task Force releases report

AgustaWestland, a helicopter manufacturer at 3050 Red Lion Road, hosted the news conference where the city’s Manufacturing Task Force released a 97-page report.


City Council votes to ease enforcement of marijuana laws

City Council members last week eased enforcement of marijuana laws in Philadelphia by voting to reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of weed from arrest to a $25 citation.


Church seeks property developer

The reason the Police Athletic League is looking for a new home for its Gibbons center at 6901 Rising Sun is that the church that owns the building can’t afford to keep it.


Chamber helps Salvation Army

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Program teamed with Beneficial Bank and other sponsors to support The Salvation Army’s “Be Your Best 2014” after-school initiative.


Cancer survivors celebrate milestone

Dozens of five-year cancer survivors celebrated the milestone during a recent ceremony at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.


Around town: June 25, 2014

EPIC to meet June 26


An army birthday bash

Time for cake: Gary Seifert, captain of the Honour Guard, and John Schwartz with the American Legion help army veteran William Silver, 91, cut a cake during a celebration of the Army’s birthday at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home. 


7th PDAC honors officer

Officer Randy Vogt has been named Officer of the Month for May in the 7th Police District. Members of the 7th Police District Advisory Council presented Vogt with the award during the council’s monthly meeting on June 19.