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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.

    Veterans share war stories with Orleans students

    William J. Myers had to pay for the helmet he wore as a Marine during World War II. The 89-year-old South Philly man still recalls the price with a smile. He was charged $2.87.

    Archbishop confirms Pope’s visit in 2015

    Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archbishop last week confirmed that Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia for two or three days during the World Family Conference in September 2015.

    Wolf, Stack prevail in Pa.

    Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

    Chaput confirms Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s archbishop today confirmed that Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia for two or three days during the World Family Conference in September 2015.

    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.

    Matthews to be inducted into NE Hall of Fame

    Chris Matthews is a nationally known political commentator and television news host who has been following politics since the 1950s.

    Volunteers return from Liberia before outbreak

    Somerton United Methodist Church members were working on a school in the village of Ghenwein in January, but were back home before the largest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus began this spring.

    Two members of a Somerton church that’s been building a school in Liberia were in the West African country earlier this year, but they were there and back home before the largest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus began this spring.

    Ready to rumble

    Isaiah McAliley may only be 11 years old, but the young boxer from Frankford is no stranger to the ring.

    Put the gloves on Isaiah McAliley and you know you’re looking at a boxer. You might not see it in the 11-year-old’s slender 65-pound frame, but you can see it in his eyes. He looks back at you with a ferocious determination that has no mercy behind it.

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