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Around Town

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Trips: September 24, 2014

SONS OF ITALY Sept. 25. Lancaster County. The cost is $125 and includes a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village, lunch at Plain and Fancy, and a ticket to Moses and Sight and Sound Theater. 215-676-1910.


Northeast man admits ties to terror group

A Castor Gardens resident has admitted that he lied on immigration forms about his ties to a pro-Islamic, anti-Western terrorist group in his native Afghanistan and will be deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hayatullah Dawari, 62, pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of immigration fraud and was sentenced to two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell immediately suspended Dawari’s sentence and ordered him to relinquish his status as a legal permanent resident of the U.S. He will be banned from ever returning to the country.


Essay contest deadline is Friday

The deadline is Friday for high school students to enter the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame essay contest.


Wissinoming man sentenced for tax scam

A Wissinoming man last week was sentenced to 32 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced.


Flea market to be held this Saturday in Lawndale

The Naval Supply Depot, at Oxford and Robbins avenues in Lawndale, will host a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Around town: September 17, 2014

Get your recycling bins on Saturday


Promoting peace in the Northeast

District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC. 


Scholars: September 17, 2014

Stephen Furtek graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in a ceremony on Sept. 12.


Reunions: September 17, 2014

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS