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    Letter about campaign sign appears to be phony

    In a letter to the editor in last week’s Times, a woman named “Jenn Michaelson” claimed that a campaign sign for Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, fell onto Woodhaven Road and caused a four-inch-long scratch on her car.

    Nealon to headline at Helium

    For anyone considering a career in show business, Kevin Nealon, about to take the stage at the Helium Comedy Club for five shows Aug. 14-16, has a word of warning: ”Careful what you wish for.“

    ‘Just say no’

    Philadelphia Gas Works workers rally against utility’s sale during a recent protest.

    Unionized Philadelphia Gas Works employees have been against the proposed sale of the utility since it was announced earlier this year.

    PGW employees protest proposed sale

    Unionized Philadelphia Gas Works employees have been against the proposed sale of the utility since it was announced earlier this year.

    Op-ed: On PGW, look beyond UIL’s promises

    Promises, promises …

    A proud salute

    Archbishop Ryan’s Joe Hansbury is bound for Army.

    Joe Hansbury already had a college scholarship locked up, but he wanted something more.

    Money talks

    The Northeast Times takes a look at the projected sale of Philadelphia Gas Works and how it could affect your monthly bill.

    Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.

    Casino Trips: January 22, 2014

    Maternity BVM Seniors Jan. 28. Mohegan Sun Casino. $39 includes bus transportation, buffet, and $25 slot play. Bus departs from 9200 Bustleton Ave. at 9:30 a.m. 215-342-5038.

    Casino Trips: January 8, 2014

    St. Matthew’s Senior Citizens Jan. 13. Resorts. $49, includes “The Kid Sings Swing,” buffet and $25 slot play. Leaves from Cottman Avenue and Battersby Street at 9:30 a.m. 215-332-8940.

    Casino Trips: January 1, 2014

    St. Matthew’s Senior Citizens Jan. 13. Resorts. $49, includes “The Kid Sings Swing,” buffet and $25 slot play. Leaves from Cottman Avenue and Battersby Street at 9:30 a.m. 215-332-8940.

    New members inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

    Sixteen individuals last week were inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.

    Election Day Cake: Vote Spelt Flour

    Although Dunkin’ Donuts probably supplied the vast majority of morning nourishment at many of the polling places around Philadelphia yesterday, way back in the day, it was the local women who baked for the festivities that transpired on Election Day. Since 1771, the Election Day Cake was baked to give strength to the people who had traveled into the polling town to cast their votes and to socialize. With no computers to quickly tabulate results, there was a lot of snacking done through the night as the votes were counted.

    Local officials help raise awareness of hunger

    Richie Simon, the 7th Police District’s community relations officer, on Sept. 18 helped bag groceries at the ShopRite at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. to help raise awareness of hunger and to raise funds to fill shelves at community food banks. Gov. Tom Corbett and the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland had declared Sept. 18 “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day.” City Councilman David Oh and state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle participated at other Northeast Philly ShopRites. ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $30 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities with food assistance throughout the Northeast United States.

    Trips (May 22, 2013)

    TLA FEASTERVILLE June 4. Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theatre. $72, includes lunch and show, “Wake up Darling.” Reserve by May 24. 215-598-3227. 

    Delicious donations

    Generosity has never tasted so good, thanks to staff and students at J. Hampton Moore Elementary School.

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