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    In loving memory

    The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives within the last week have approved a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


    Pride of the Northeast

    The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon inducted five individuals and one nonprofit agency during a ceremony at Holy Family University.


    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.


    NE Hall of Fame announces new inductees

    The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.


    Renaming of VA hospital advances a step

    Committee passes legislation that would rename Philadelphia VA Medical Center in memory of local soldier that received Medal of Honor.


    Blast from the Past

    Vince Stango, interim president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, described the year 1968 as “colorful, chaotic and culture shifting.”


    Avenue of opportunity

    — The Castor Avenue business corridor in Rhawnhurst is not what it used to be back in the good old days. With vigorous efforts to revitalize the area, however, hope is just around the corner.


    Editorial: Bring down the House

    While so many Pennsylvanians continue to spend an absurdly inordinate amount of time lionizing and mourning a man who was a great coach but who was not so great at calling police, Republicans in the state capital are spending time on an issue that could have a far greater impact on the lives of most denizens of the Keystone State than Joe Paterno ever had.


    Consumer activist Virginia Knauer dies at 96

    The former Torresdale resident rose from the ranks of Philly politics to serve in three presidential administrations.