Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Cathedral welcomes pope with banner

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul unveil a large welcome banner at the main entrance on July 29 in anticipation of the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia. The banner unveiling is one of a series of activities that will be hosted at the cathedral in celebration of the World Meeting of Families and the papal visit.

Around town: August 5, 2015

Signups for weight-loss program

New bill would require more secure Medicare cards

Congressman Brendan Boyle joined a bipartisan coalition on July 28 to introduce the Medicare Common Access Card Act (H.R. 3220), a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to initiate a smart card pilot program and issue new, more secure Medicare cards to select participants. 

Coffee with a Cop event is Aug. 16

Neighbors can chat with officers about police-related concerns. 

Glen Foerd concert slated for Aug. 20

The Monday Blues Swing Orchestra, a big band, will perform on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.

George Washington High soccer coach honored

Thirteen former players and friends recently honored John Hughes, retired soccer coach at George Washington High School, at Hathaway’s Restaurant and Lounge in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. 

Sabatina supports bonus program for veterans

State Sen. John Sabatina has joined Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in calling for the state Senate to reconvene to preserve a bonus program for veterans that will expire before the next scheduled session day.

Entertainment Briefs: August 5, 2015

Movies at the old Devon

Pets of the Week: August 5, 2015

Jax loves belly rubs

Casino Trips: August 5, 2015

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