Northeast Times

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Essay contest winners honored in Crescentville

Rising Sun Plaza, at 5675 Rising Sun Ave. in Crescentville, recently honored the winners of the annual Ed Cutler Memorial My Mom/Dad is the Greatest Essay Contest.


Councilman O’Neill gives out activities grants

City Councilman Brian O’Neill distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund grants to various volunteer organizations in the 10th Councilmanic District.


Corbett signs bill for dyslexia intervention program

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed into law House Bill 198, the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program, sponsored by state Rep. Ed Neilson.


Charlie Gracie to perform at Disston Rec

The legendary Charlie Gracie will be in concert on Thursday, July 10, at Disston Recreation Center, at 4510 Disston St. in Tacony. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by Ramona Jane.


Casino Trips: July 2, 2014

St. Anne’s Senior Center July 8. Resorts Casino. $30 or $25 for members includes transportation and a slot play package. 215-426-9799.



Around town: July 2, 2014

Get your free shades at the Shore


Alex’s Lemonade Stand to set up at Holmesburg Dunkin’ Donuts

An Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be set up on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, at 8902 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg.


Trips: June 25, 2014

GOLDEN FRIENDS Phillies games June 26, July 24, August 20 and Sept. 13 from $42 to $57. More: June 28. Crab feast and Riverboat. $92 includes all you can eat crab and refreshments. More: Aug. 9. Delaware Park. Buffet, horse racing and $25 slot play. $55. Leaves 10:45 a.m. More: Sept. 20 to 27. New England and Canada cruise. $1,275 includes taxes, baggage, and transportation. 215-335-2287.


Screams of protest

Loathing in Tacony: Members of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire hold a recruiting rally in front of the Tacony Library Branch on Torresdale Avenue. Police had to shield the recruiters — who want to promote a white Christian way of life — after residents in the neighborhood gathered with reactions of anger and disgust. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS