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‘It’s a tough ask’

Larry Schwalb always wanted to see his name in lights, but never imagined it would be like this. The 58-year-old Northeast Philadelphia native has reserved timed slots on electronic billboards across Philadelphia and the surrounding...

Rhawnhurst barber shop celebrates 40 years

Hair Perfection, a classic full-service barber shop on Castor Avenue in Rhawnhurst, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.  Brothers Joe and John Innamorato, who were born in Carife, a town in Southern Italy, opened the shop...

Program coming to Lawncrest offers lessons in English and food

People from Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Haiti, Spain, Chile, Cuba and Colombia gathered Friday in the basement of the Lillian Marrero Library to make chana masala, a South Asian dish. One thing they had in common:...

George Washington remembers gun violence victim

Standing in front of the 1,400-student body of George Washington High School in the school’s blue and yellow auditorium, Bob Knight made a heartfelt plea. “If you feel you have no one to talk to,...

FOP 5 gathers Valentine’s for 104-year-old veteran

Marine Corps veteran Bill White, 104, who lives in California, recently went on the local news asking for a few Valentine’s Day cards.  It was a request heard across the country - including all the...

Feelings, thoughts, fantasies and fears

When Sheila Fox spent two months in the hospital after a near-fatal bout with sepsis in 2017, she documented her journey through art. She went in for an operation on her right knee that...

Oxford Circle native hopes to style the world

Malcolm Jones has been designing clothes since he was a kid, and has big hopes with his brand Banni.

Leaving behind a legacy

A retirement party was held last week for Kathy Mulray, director of Community College of Philadelphia’s Northeast Regional Center for 15 years. She looked back on her accomplishments and connections made.

Northeast Philly native processes city through poetry

This has been a big year for Thomas Devaney.  He released two books, recently debuted a documentary and has been making the rounds in local media. The 50-year-old poet’s stock is only rising. Devaney’s work is...

Ryan seniors have strong bond, game

Christian Isopi provides Ryan with toughness and now scoring. MELISSA MITMAN / TIMES PHOTO Gediminas Mokseckas didn’t have a lot of friends when he first got to Somerton. It didn’t take him long to meet his...
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