• Sabatina finishes strong

    Sen. John Sabatina Jr. seems to have edged past Rep. Kevin Boyle and Jared Solomon ousts longtime Rep. Mark Cohen in local election races.

  • At your service

    Sam’s Hope provides veterinary grants for animals in need and also helps elderly owners care for their pets by providing food and supplies. 

  • Providing nourishment

    The need to feed: Students at Gilbert Spruance Public School recently helped package food to be donated to Stop Hunger Now as part of their Need in Deed school project. 

  • Local students walk for a cause

    St. Albert the Great Elementary School students last Friday afternoon participated in the Race for Education, the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

  • Light up the night

    Franklin Square is having a birthday.

  • Toomey honored with Legislative Leader Award

    The Humane Society awarded U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for his leadership on protecting animals and sponsoring pro-animal legislation.

  • Nazareth grad going the distance at Penn

    Karli Visconto started running to stay in shape for basketball.

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Letters to the Editor: April 27, 2016

White right on illegals

Philadelphia Protestant Home honors award recipients

The Philadelphia Protestant Home recently hosted the 10th annual Bergdoll Society Dinner in its social hall.

‘Swingers club’ draws ire of Upper Holmesburg

A month-long buzz around Northeast Philadelphia rose to a boil last Thursday evening as hundreds of area residents packed the St. Dominic’s Church hall to learn and complain about a suspected “swingers” club in the community.

St. Hubert High School names new president

The Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lizanne Magarity-Pando as the president of St. Hubert High School. Pando succeeds Frank Farrell, who vacated the position of president in the spring of 2015 to assume the role of director of financial aid in the OCE.

Schools receive $210,000 donation

The Bridge Educational Foundation last week presented more than $210,000 in scholarship money to Philadelphia schools at a ceremony at St. Cecilia.

Victory adds up

The Archbishop Ryan High School varsity mathletes recently captured the Archdiocesan championship for the 21st time in 24 years.

Protestant Home’s bid for three-story addition is approved

The Lawncrest Community Association last week unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Protestant Home for a three-story addition to its courtyard.

Harsh reality of protecting paws

Justice Rescue will debut its series May 14 during a screening at Dave & Buster’s.

Pets of the Week: April 27, 2016

Adopt this dog, for Pete’s sake

Group appeals decision for rehab center

The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association will appeal a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision on the property at 6600 Bustleton Ave. (at Magee Avenue).

Breaking News

Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

A Northeast Philadelphia woman was arrested on April 20 in connection with a fatal hit-and-run vehicle crash in Andalusia in October.

Man charged for NE shooting

Philadelphia police have made an arrest for the April 20 shooting of a Wissinoming man outside of his home.

Man convicted for violent rapes in Pennypack Park

A former Holmesburg man is facing the possibility of decades in state prison after his conviction last week for the violent rapes of two women in Pennypack Park in 2010 and 2011.

AG: Tacony man possessed and shared child pornography 

A Tacony man was arrested last week on child pornography charges after authorities discovered that he allegedly used his computers to store and share dozens of illegal images.

Man cleared of charges in death of his daughter’s boyfriend

Charles Jordan shot and killed his daughter’s purported boyfriend inside Jordan’s Northeast Philadelphia apartment in 2014, but the father did not commit a crime in the eyes of the law, a trial judge decided last week.

From the Northeast Times

At your service

Sam’s Hope provides veterinary grants for animals in need and also helps elderly owners care for their pets by providing food and supplies. 

From the Star

Setting the record straight on the Aramingo Diner

Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.

Latest Events

Religious Events: April 27, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.