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Church to host cross lighting on Saturday Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St. (at Hasbrook Avenue), welcomes the community to attend the lighting of its cross on Saturday, April 20. Ice cream and other refreshments...

Easter egg helicopter drop coming Saturday to Northeast Philly

Thousands of eggs are expected to rain down from a helicopter Saturday in what may be Northeast Philadelphia’s most over-the-top Easter event ever. Tacony’s CityReach Church, in conjunction with Sixth District Councilman Bobby Henon’s Office,...

The tech trek

Maternity BVM students on Friday participated in the school’s third annual Walk-A-Thon to celebrate raising over $33,000 to bring technology into the school.

Kenney, Henon break ground on Moss Playground renovation project

Mayor Jim Kenney joined Sixth District Councilman Bobby Henon and Wissinoming community members at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday kicking off an $800,000 renovation project at Moss Playground, 5700 Torresdale Ave. Moss will be getting...

Goldstein talks business and education in Council campaign

Irina Goldstein, a Republican candidate for City Council at large, believes Philadelphia needs change after more than 60 years of Democratic rule. “There needs to be two parties at the table with equal say,” she...

Woman and son missing from Somerton area: Updated

Updated 4/16: Police released a statement at 9:13 p.m. stating Abbasi and her son have been located unharmed. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 34-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son. Leila...

National Wholesale Liquidators opens in Frankford

The discount store chain that declared bankruptcy in 2018 returned to Northeast Philadelphia and promises to be a store for the community.

Backtracking through history

Northeast Philadelphia History Network heard from Ed Duffy, author of Philadelphia: A Railroad History, which examines the development of the railroad industry in Philadelphia.

ETCA talks Maggie’s, Fourth of July fireworks festival

A last-gasp effort to resolve the differences between the East Torresdale Civic Association and Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe appeared to fall short at last week’s ETCA meeting. Stan Cywinski, recently hired to work part-time for Sixth...

Father Judge earns $150,000 grant for new welding program

The Archdiocesan Educational Fund last week awarded Father Judge High School a grant of $150,000 for the 2019-2020 academic/fiscal year. The funded program will support the school’s welding program within its new Career & Technical...
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