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    Reaching new heights

    Editor’s note: Seneca Williams was originally mis-identified as Seneca Wallace in the print version of this story. A correction will print in next week’s edition of the Northeast Times. 

    Flames in the frame

    Larry Browne still remembers being in preschool when there was a fire large enough for him to see from his family’s 14th-story apartment in the Bronx. 

    Survival of the fittest

    Officer Daniel Kostick joins his FC Survivors soccer squad days after being shot in West Philly.   

    Frankford, GW battle in Division A classic

    With more games like the one his Frankford Pioneers played on Friday, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Juan Namnun have a full head of gray hairs by the time the postseason rolls around.

    Battle of the sexes

    The Lantern Theater is well known for its annual Shakespeare productions, and this season, it’s Taming of the Shrew, the classic battle of the sexes.  

    Time for the show

    The Bristol Riverside Theatre announced the lineup for its 2015-2016 season last week, promising another batch of shows that offer the quality and variety that’s made them more popular each year.

    A historical performance

    Neshaminy reenactment recalls 150th anniversary of the end of Civil War.   

    As baseball season intensifies, so does Public League Division A

    Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):

    Philadelphia Federal Credit Union holds art competition

    Philadelphia Federal Credit Union is holding its fourth annual art competition to coincide with National Financial Literacy Month.

    Shaping the 6th District

    Councilman Bobby Henon seeks community input to create agenda with Northeast 2020 initiative.  

    The Leading Lady

    Lauren Rooney is empowering the stage. The Somerton native is currently starring in ‘Respect: A Musical Celebration of Women.’   

    Bambies ready for a return to championship form

    After missing out on playing in the Catholic League softball title game for the first time in seven years, St. Hubert is hoping for a return to championship form.   

    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.

    Hometown hero

    St. Matthew and North Catholic graduate John McCarthy got his first career MLS start in goal for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, delivering a 2-1 win — the team's first of the season.

    Chasing the NFL dream

    Former George Washington quarterback Aaron Wilmer worked out for the Eagles this week as he continues his journey to try to make it on to an NFL roster.

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