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    Northeast HOF: Virginia Knauer left long-lasting impression

    Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government.


    Police baseball team to play charity game

    The Philadelphia Police Blue Sox baseball team will see a change of scenery for its fourth annual charity game to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 


    Local historian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Born Patricia Worthington in 1928 into a family whose roots in Northeast Philadelphia go back more than 300 years, Pat Worthington Stopper has been collecting, preserving and sharing local history for decades.


    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


    Clarification

    In last week’s editions, the Northeast Times reported that efforts are underway to erect a memorial bench to Pennypack Creek drowning victims including Brandon Boyle. In fact, there are at least two simultaneous memorial bench efforts. Boyle’s family and friends began one fundraising campaign via the gofundme.com website. A second campaign to memorialize other Pennypack drowning victims is in the planning stages. ••


    Police recover body from Pennypack Creek

    A Castor Gardens teenager who has been missing since July 14 may have been found dead in the Pennypack Creek.


    Marking history

    This Saturday at 11 a.m., a state historical marker will be unveiled honoring a modest but very important Northeast Philadelphia building and the man primarily responsible for having it built.


    Cops ID body found in Delaware River

    Police have identified the body of a man found in the Delaware River on July 4 as Richard Mascaro, 66, of Warminster.


    Pennypack Park cleanup is a success

    A dozen volunteers from Holmesburg Christian Academy joined 26 others to clean up Pennypack Park on May 24 in the area of Sandy Run, a tributary stream to the Pennypack.