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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...

Painting rocks and spreading smiles

It was raining on the day Morrell Park resident Kailey Walker and her mother Shannon Sperduto went to Bloomsburg University to gather Kailey’s things for the unexpectedly shortened semester. Through the weather, Shannon spotted...

98-year-old recovers from COVID-19, pneumonia

Fox Chase resident Jeannie Connor enjoyed taking care of her grandmother, Rita Crognale, three days a week at Lafayette Redeemer nursing home. So, when Crognale, 98, was taken into Holy Redeemer Hospital for treatment...

Spike’s Trophies becomes COVID-19 call center

After the coronavirus spread, forcing businesses like Spike’s Trophies, 2701 Grant Ave., to temporarily halt operations, president Keith Baldwin was forced to do something he had never done before: lay off someone from his...

The show must go on

One week before the curtain rose for MaST Community Charter School’s production of Wizard of Oz, lines were rehearsed, costumes were flown in and sets were complete. The show they had been practicing for...

Amidst pandemic, 16-year-old receives a birthday parade

It wasn’t the sweet 16th celebration that Hailey Goetz-Cantz expected, but it was still a day she’ll never forget. The Morrell Park teenager didn’t think much would be going on last Saturday after plans for...
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