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Around town: May 27, 2015

Health event at Nazareth Hospital



Taylor bill would aid state’s lowest-performing schools

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) plans to introduce legislation intended to rescue the state’s lowest-performing schools.


Housing for low-income seniors could be headed to Liddonfield site

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is getting a better sense of what the Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to do with the former Liddonfield housing project property, but the neighborhood group isn’t too happy with what it’s seeing.


Letters to the Editor: May 27, 2015

The benefits of caring for our trees


Celebrating centenarians

On May 21, Philadelphia celebrated the 15th Annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration in South Philadelphia. More than 100 local people, who will be 100 years of age or older in 2015, attended. They watched a magic show, listened to live music and enjoyed food and cake.



Northeast’s finest

The 30th Annual Northeast Times Sports Awards Banquet was held on May 20 at Cannstatter’s. 


It’s the season for asparagus

Spring is synonymous with the beginning of daylight savings time, little league baseball games, the Phillies, robins, the promise of summer, young love and asparagus. Each year around this time, asparagus is plentiful at the market, a seasonal vegetable ready to enjoy. Asparagus is a member of the lily family, and is an excellent source of vitamin K along with other vitamins and minerals. It is low in calories.


Pet of the Week: May 27, 2015

Panda needs a new home


Breaking News

Retired state trooper pleads guilty in fatal shooting

A retired Pennsylvania state trooper last week pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his on-duty fatal shooting of fellow trooper and Northeast native David Kedra during a firearms training session last Sept. 30.


Gunman sought in Rhawnhurst shooting

Philadelphia police are looking for new leads in the investigation of a shooting in front of a Rhawnhurst restaurant earlier this month.


Thieves swipe car batteries from auto shop

Forget about petty change in the console, a couple of unidentified men took the theft-from-auto concept to a new devious level earlier this month when they raided a Northeast auto repair yard and stripped several cars of their batteries.


Faux doctor sentenced to jail

The charade is up for Patrick Usanga, unless he had intentions on posing as a state prison inmate for a while.


Man indicted for cell phone store robberies

A federal grand jury has indicted a West Oak Lane man for robbing two cell phone stores at gunpoint in the Northeast and another in South Philly in April.

From the Northeast Times

The test of time

Decades later, local veteran’s name is added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  

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.

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Trips: May 27, 2015

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