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    Op-Ed: Murt bill would protect women against violent practice

    At the present time, one of the most violent threats to women in America is from a practice known as female genital mutilation. The number of young women in the United States at risk of being victimized by female genital mutilation has sharply increased. This is especially true in the Philadelphia area.

    Local students raise ‘Dimes for Desks’

    Students from the kindergarten through eighth grade classes of St. Jerome’s School in Holme Circle collected thousands of dimes in February and March as part of the “Dime Wars — Dimes for Desks Project,” which supports the purchase of desks for students of Namunda Primary School in Malawi, Africa, a school built by the generous funding of the Hamels Foundation.

    The lighter side of lemon

    It’s finally spring! The flowers aren’t quite blooming yet, but the snow is over (I hope). As the residue of winter storms have now been turned into water, much of the Northeast has become saturated with sogginess. How much ice and snow is too much? Where will all this water go?

    Multicultural medley

    Music and dance illuminated the auditorium of Northeast Philadelphia’s Universal Creighton Charter School on the eve of its winter break on Dec. 23. While the imminent Christmas holiday played a prominent role in the grade school’s annual seasonal concert, students drew upon many other religious and ethnic traditions for a joyous multi-cultural celebration.

    The Ebola outbreak: setting the record straight

    The Ebola virus has saturated our news cycle in the last month. Some of the information has been confusing and inconsistent. The Ebola epidemic of 2014 is the largest in this virus’ history, affecting many countries in West Africa. The countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have had the largest numbers of infections. The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) death toll is as high as 15,000, with a death rate of 70 percent.

    Pride of the Northeast

    The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon inducted five individuals and one nonprofit agency during a ceremony at Holy Family University.

    Around town: October 22, 2014

    Help seniors get ready for winter

    Matthews to be inducted into NE Hall of Fame

    Chris Matthews is a nationally known political commentator and television news host who has been following politics since the 1950s.

    NE Hall of Fame announces new inductees

    The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.

    End of an era

    That “girl from Mayfair” is retiring.

    Former ambassador visits credit union

    American Heritage Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Foulke recently hosted former Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, at AHFCU’s Bustleton headquarters to discuss the expansion of the credit union model into Africa and AHFCU’s ongoing support of an orphanage in Odembo’s home nation.

    Nazareth Hospital nurse wins award

    Nazareth Hospital’s Professional Practice Council recently honored registered nurse Lisa Bell with the hospital’s DAISY Award for the third quarter.

    Letters to the Editor (July 10, 2013)

    Gov. Corbett tries to pull a fast one on seniors

    Lawmakers want Holocaust taught in Pa. schools

    State Sen. Anthony Williams and state Rep. Brendan Boyle are both hopeful that their legislation requiring the teaching of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations will become law.

    Worldwide generosity

    By definition, American Heritage Federal Credit Union exists to serve its members and the communities in which they live and work.

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