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    Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2015

    Slow down on Bustleton Ave.

    Take a bike

    As the city expands its network of bicycle lanes, some critics want to put the brakes on a new idea.    

    ‘B’ is for Birthday

    Sesame Place is celebrating its 35th anniversary this season. The park will be decorated with an inflatable birthday cake and jumbo candles lining the way to the Sesame Neighborhood.   

    Upcoming heavyweight bout will feature Tacony native

    Tacony native Joey “The Tank” Dawejko will fight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match on Friday, May 8, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

    Puttin’ on the Ritz

    The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.

    Time to get down

    Fresh off a show at the TLA, Northeast Philly-based band Foxtrot & The Get Down is on the rise. Vocalist/guitarist Colin Budny and drummer Ryan Fox graduated from Archbishop Ryan in 2010.

    Philly’s finest

    Davy Raphaely, a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, plays Liam Haber in the dark comedy, ‘Bad Jews.’

    Seeing The Little Shop of Horrors was what did it for him.

    WWII vets to star in one-act play

    A one-act play chronicling a day in the lives of two aging World War II veterans will be presented at the Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

    Views of Harrison’s Folly

    New images come to light of a most unusual 19th-century Northeast mansion.

    “Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872

    Snow in the summer

    As we flip the calendar and leave July, we leave behind National Ice Cream Month, which was first declared by President Reagan in 1984. August usually brings even hotter temperatures and higher humidity to Philly. What better way to beat the heat than to enjoy some icy indulgences? 

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