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During shutdown, Somerton resident brings new life to theater

Laura Bonacci’s senior year at Arcadia University didn’t end the way she expected when COVID-19 shut the school and the world down. The Somerton resident thrived in the audience of theatrical productions, when she...

Keeping patients connected

The first patient Kelliann Donaghy took care of who died from COVID-19 was a middle-aged man with underlying medical conditions. His parents lived in Florida, and as they were getting on the plane to...

Northeast Philly native couple steps up during pandemic

In a lot of ways, John and Adriene Hopkins were prepared to help get on the front lines and fight a pandemic like COVID-19. The married couple of 5 years met in the emergency room...

Addressing needs with needlework

As soon as the recommendation to wear masks when going out in public was issued by Gov. Tom Wolf, Gulnoz Hujamuradova knew she could put her needlework talents to good use. The Bustleton resident moved...

Vietnam veterans memorial displayed in Burholme

A Burholme resident is displaying a memorial for 648 local soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. Joanne Nailmo-Malek, who lives at 7343 Whitaker Ave., volunteered her property to display the memorial...

St. Martha School shows its stripes

Students, teachers, parents and faculty of St. Martha Parish School got to show their tiger stripes one last time after the school year was cut short. The school last week hosted a parade for families...

Knights of Columbus step up to help

The Knights of Columbus, a worldwide Catholic volunteer and charitable organization with several locations in Northeast Philadelphia, launched its No Neighbor Left Behind campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign encourages Knights...

Tips to keep professional development active during quarantine

Like countless others, Torresdale resident Heather Staller lost her job as a result of COVID-19. She spent three years working in human resources before the pandemic hit. Being unemployed was a position she had...

Livelihoods saving lives

Brian Fritz graduated Father Judge High School a year before Gianni and Davide Primavera. Fritz became partner at the law firm Fritz and Bianculli while the Primaveras opened Macaroni’s at 9315 Old Bustleton Ave. So...

Dance studio pirouettes to online

A few days into the COVID-19 shutdown, Kelley Slaven and Jennifer Holt knew they couldn’t keep En Pointe Dance Studio shut down. Based at 3114 Willits Road, the studio teaches around 200 students from...
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