Three years ago, my son was accepted into Northeast High School’s Magnet Program. I didn’t know what to expect and was a bit apprehensive because it is the biggest high school in the city, and I worried that he would get lost in the shuffle. I sat in the auditorium at back to school night and listened to the principal, Ms. Carroll, talk about “her school” and “her kids.” She told us that we were welcome to walk into “her school,” unannounced and she would walk the halls with us. It was apparent to me that this woman had nothing to hide, no worries that her school wouldn’t be running up to par on any given day.
Battalion Chief Charles LePre, who last year celebrated his 50th anniversary with the Fire Department, was honored during last week’s LaSalle-George Washington game at the university’s Gola Center. Also honored during a game timeout were two Philadelphia police officers and a paramedic.
New Year’s Day wasn’t so joyful for a clerk at a 7-Eleven in Lawndale. Not only did the woman have to work, a robber held a knife to her back.
My serious mistake had been to believe a friend who had uttered those seven seductive words, “Have I got a guy for you!”
Cyber classmates meet in the Northeast
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GIBBONS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Nov. 9. New York. Package includes transportation, refreshments, two-hour luncheon cruise on the Spirit of New York and Radio City Christmas show. 215-722-8825, 215-674-3863. GETAWAY TRAVEL CLUB Nov. 10. “Sugar Babies” at the Ritz Theater. $69 includes brunch buffet at the Coastline Restaurant. $73 for guests. 215-698-8762.
Plaque to memorialize drowning victim