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Recruiting students to work the polls

Emily Poland, of Bustleton, isn’t old enough to vote. But that isn’t going to stop her from being a positive factor come election time. Poland, a 17-year-old senior at Julia Reynolds Masterman High School in...

Fox Chase teen publishes Phighter: A Northeast Story

Danny Montvydas used his author’s note to explain the backdrop for his new book. “No one writes books about Northeast Philly or sets them in Northeast Philly. I’ll write one myself,” he wrote. Montvydas, 17, recently...

Bustleton community remembers young cancer victim

In August last year, the third annual Save the Second Base wiffle ball tournament was hosted at Hayes Memorial Playground to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. The event was called Homeruns...

Fox Chase doctor honored with local award

Even though the ceremony had to be canceled, Dr. Richard Bleicher is displaying his new honor with pride. Bleicher, the leader of the breast cancer program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, was selected by Susan...

Retirement community goes 3 months with no virus cases

Lisa Sofia remembers early March as the time the world turned on its side. As president and CEO of Deer Meadows Retirement Community, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd., the prospect of a pandemic in which the elderly...

FOP hosts bike ride for good cause

On Sunday, bikers participated in a bike ride for a good cause – it just wasn’t the route they expected. After the annual Ben to the Shore Bike Tour was canceled due to uncertainty around...

Insectarium coming back bigger than ever

The world will be changed in many ways by the time COVID-19 shutdown is lifted, and the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, 8046 Frankford Ave., is no exception. During shutdown, owner John Cambridge and the staff...

Mayfair author releases romantic suspense novel

Becky Flade will never forget the fateful day 24 years ago when her dad’s dog peed on her. During a blizzard, the dog got confused about where it was supposed to do its business and...

Fusing community and cuisine

Excerpt: Food truck Byzantium Empire, run by Mayfair residents Amarildo Bojko and Kelly Guerrero, fuses Mediterranean and Latin cuisines, and has been busy preparing meals for front-line workers during COVID-19.   COVID-19 has impacted countless individuals...

Support services supplied by peers

When Aja Alston found herself hospitalized many years ago, she and other patients would go down to the cafeteria for lunch with Mr. Dean, a pedestrian-seeming person who didn’t seem to blend in with...
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