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Pastor Paul Andell back at St. James

Pastor Paul Andell left St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, in 2011 after 39 years. Though living in Minnesota, he’d hear from church members about the state of St. James. Most of what...

Breaking tradition

Like many kids who graduated high school this year, Intizorhon Fataeva is looking forward to starting college this fall. The Magnet Northeast High School student will begin classes at La Salle University in the...

Say cheese

For David McKillips, returning to Chuck E. Cheese at 9175 Roosevelt Blvd. was like returning home. In January, McKillips took over the role of CEO of CEC Entertainment, the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese....

Feeding those in need

While COVID-19 and the ensuing shutdown impacted the lives of people around the world, groups like individuals in recovery were significantly impacted. Social distancing posed a challenge to Never Surrender Hope, a nonprofit organization...

Northeast Philadelphia sees first wave of Rebuild park renovations

With COVID-19 keeping children and families indoors for the last few months, newly refurbished parks opening in the Northeast will help keep people outdoors and active this summer. Disston Recreation Center, Gifford Playground, Hayes Playground...

Hard work pays off for St. Hubert grad

When she first started at St. Hubert, Amelia Hemphill wanted to get involved in as many activities as possible. She dabbled in everything, from sports like field hockey and bowling to clubs like Students...

New Foundations seniors drive off in caps and gowns

Seniors at New Foundations Charter High School may not have had the opportunity to have a traditional graduation ceremony, but that didn’t stop them from donning their caps and gowns. On Friday parents of the...

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...
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