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    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.


    Stack supports speed cameras on Boulevard

    The state Senate Transportation Committee last week held a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to consider legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Stack that would allow Philadelphia to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits along Roosevelt Boulevard.


    Lincoln senior organizes assembly to encourage voting

    Abraham Lincoln High School senior Brandon McKenna last week organized an assembly for juniors and seniors to encourage them to register to vote.


    Your secretary’s favorite muffins

    Ask any boss who doesn’t have one. I bet he will tell you that a good administrative professional nowadays is hard to find. But so is a good muffin. Today is Administrative Professionals Day, a day set aside especially to remember your hardworking assistant. Bake something special!


    Around town: April 16, 2014

    LIHEAP deadline extended


    Cheesesteaks and controversy at InterAct Theatre

    Theater director and actor Matt Pfeiffer is a born-and-bred Philadelphian who grew up in the Northeast and now lives in South Philly.


    Bringing the blues to Keswick

    Kevin Moore, best known as Keb’ Mo’, is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter who’s been singing the blues and making critically acclaimed albums since 1994.


    Delivering kindness

    The Klein JCC, at 10100 Jamison Ave., held its annual Home Delivered Meals, March for Meals Celebration and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on March 19. The Nina Cohen Award for special volunteer service went to Jack Belitsky, Judy Einhorn and David and Jeanette Auerbach. In all, 225 volunteers were singled out for special recognition. Subaru of America was presented with a Corporate Leadership Award. The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust received a Community Leadership Award. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


    Candidates discuss issues at recent forum

    Almost every 13th Congressional candidate was present at a recent forum. Some raised questions about the absentees.

    Four candidates from both major parties campaigning for the 13th Congressional District seat occupied by Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz met in an evening forum hosted by the Willow Grove NAACP on March 17 at First Baptist Church of Crestmont.