Passes went on sale on Wednesday for the next Firefly Music Festival, June 15-18, 2017, at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Delaware.
State Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-2nd dist.), who suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a 2003 boating accident that left her in a wheelchair, demonstrated ReWalk — a motorized exoskeleton suit that allows patients with lower limb paralysis to stand and walk — to detail her vision for a clinic to address specific rehabilitation needs of veterans.
Seton Hall University announced that the following students qualified for the dean’s list: Gabriella Bryce, Meghan Murphy and Shana Rajan. To make dean’s list, students must have at least a 3.4 GPA and can get no grade lower than a C.
The Philadelphia Republican Party is criticizing Democrats on City Council for last week’s passage of a tax on sugary and diet beverages.
Tarabithia happy for a home
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and state Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-2nd dist.) recently visited the Chapel Manor nursing home and rehabilitation center at 1104 Welsh Road. The tour was designed to meet residents and obtain a first-hand look at nursing homes as DePasquale completes an audit of how the state Department of Health handles nursing home complaints.
The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.
Eileen Schweyer is the new principal at Christ the King Elementary School, replacing Sister Trudy Helder, who served for 28 years.
Quite an honor: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack presented a citation last week to George Richardson, who retired from the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as a Maintenance Repairman 2. Richardson worked at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Road. State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. also attended the celebration, which included food and cake. Pictured are (from left) Army Pfc. Phillip Sellers, Richardson and Stack.
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