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    Waters to appear in Philadelphia library author series

    John Waters, the man known for giving us such quirky films as Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Polyester and others, has done it again with the publication of his fourth book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.


    Adcock promises to donate salary to charity

    Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has promised to donate his salary to charity, if elected.


    Northeast home to many hidden gems

    From cheesesteaks to Tastykakes, Stephen Starr to Marc Vetri, the Reading Terminal to the Italian Market, Philly food gets a decent amount of attention. But one area of the city that has been virtually written off deserves recognition for its impressive lineup of hidden gems.


    Archbishop Ryan student wins regatta art contest

    Archbishop Ryan High School student Kathy Nguyen earned the grand prize for the second consecutive year in the annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Art Contest. Northeast-based students won seven of 11 total awards.


    Voting about to begin in key races across the Northeast

    Northeast voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday to nominate candidates for state representative, state senator, governor, lieutenant governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.


    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.


    Hillary going to bat for Margolies

    Marjorie Margolies, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, will be the beneficiary of a Thursday night fundraiser with Hillary Clinton.


    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.


    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!