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    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):

    Catholic Crusade

    Armed with a strong pitching staff and key returners, Father Judge hopes to make some noise.   

    Mayoral candidates talk money and education

    State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week held a news conference at his campaign headquarters, 1528 Walnut St., to offer recommendations to close the School District of Philadelphia’s gap.

    A storybook season

    George Washington High has never been known as a basketball power. After this season, that’s no longer the case.   

    GW tabs assistant Singletary as new head football coach

    After Ron Cohen announced his retirement, George Washington High School didn’t wait very long or go very far to find his replacement.

    Frankford duo turning friendship into victories

    Sometimes, Quadire Truesdale felt like he had to do too much, so he lobbied for one of his best buds to come join him on the basketball court.

    Boyle sworn into Congress

    When Brendan Boyle won the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District last May, he was pretty much headed to Washington, given his party’s voter-registration advantage.

    Burholme honors Battle of the Bulge vet

    The Burholme Community Civic Association last week honored member Romeo Battilana on the 70th anniversary of his participation in the Battle of the Bulge.

    Time to expand

    Gerhard’s Appliances expanded its Northeast location to include a scratch and dent section. A grand opening will be held on Friday.   

    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.

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