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    Philadelphia basks in 2016 DNC selection

    State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and former City Councilman Jim Kenney, who are seeking the Democratic mayoral nomination, are both excited that Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


    Lincoln High gets a presidential visit

    Brian Wagner dressed up as Abraham Lincoln at Abraham Lincoln High School in celebration of the former president’s 206th birthday. The school handed out Tastykakes to students during lunch, while classmates took photos with Lincoln. 


    Providing nourishment

    Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School hosted the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Monday. Members of the community enjoyed a free breakfast along with youth performances and community information. 


    PFCU donates to veterans home

    Philadelphia Federal Credit Union recently presented the Delaware Valley Veterans Home with a $1,000 donation to help support the variety of personalized services and recreational programs available to residents. The donation came from proceeds raised from PFCU’s inaugural Custom & Classic Benefit Car Show in October.


    Final day for old Nabisco plant will be May 1

    On May 1, a landmark that long has dominated the Northeast Philadelphia skyline will go dark, and when the lights fade away at what once had been the Nabisco bakery at Roosevelt Boulevard and Byberry Road, almost 300 jobs will disappear.


    Obama signs bill to rename hospital in memory of vet

    President Barack Obama signed 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.


    Op-Ed: Republican Party takes control of Congress

    November’s election was an overwhelming rejection of the status quo in Washington. The results yielded a nine-seat gain for Republicans in the Senate – the biggest swing in 34 years – and the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928.


    Former Northeast Community Center for sale again

    The saga of the former Northeast Community Center took another twist recently when a for sale sign appeared in front of the 3/4-acre property at 2840 Holme Ave.


    NE doctor receives prestigious award

    A Northeast native who practices chiropractic and holistic healthcare in Bucks County has joined the ranks of child advocates including Dr. Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) and Dr. Benjamin Spock, as well as Nobel Prize winners Dr. Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling, as a recipient of the International Academy for Child Brain Development’s “Statuette with Pedestal” award for 2014.