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    80 reasons to love NE Philly

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a comprehensive list of some of the things that make Northeast Philadelphia a truly significant and special place to live. The list is in no particular order. Please tell us what you love most about Northeast Philadelphia in a letter to the editor. All letters can be submitted by email to pronews@bsmphilly.com or mailed to 3412 Progress Drive, Suite C, Bensalem, PA 19020.  


    A dead end

    The Philadelphia Housing Authority has killed a plan to convert the former Liddonfield site into a Holy Family University campus.   


    Smylie Community Fund puts hope in the holidays

    Hanukkah started Tuesday night, and Santa Claus will be visiting Northeast homes in a week. Besides exchanging gifts, local folks are looking forward to sharing meals with loved ones.


    Donations needed for community fund

    Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet, but the Northeast Times has already heard from residents requesting help this holiday season. The 66th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund has helped thousands of families during the Christmas season.


    Donations needed for community fund

    The Northeast Times is kicking off its 66th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund charitable effort.Since originating in 1949, the fund has helped thousands of local families during the Christmas season.The fund matches families in need with community members who can offer help. All money collected is used to buy gift cards to provide holiday dinners to those who are struggling to make ends meet.


    Deadline passes for Holy Family Liddonfield Expansion

    Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.


    Two pinched in bank robbery

    A Holmesburg man and a young Cherry Hill woman tried to knock off a Bensalem bank on Aug. 27, but they didn’t get away with it for very long, authorities claim.


    Local educator retires after 43 years

    Jeffrey Garber began his career in education some 40 years ago as a student teacher at Morrell Park’s John Hancock Elementary School, which was newly opened at the time.


    Beware the scam slam

    — As the old saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” Here's why: