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‘Bad Teacher’ doesn’t quite make the grade

With the topic of education (lack of funding, mandated exams, charter schools, etc.) frequently making nationwide headlines, Bad Teacher seems like just the kind of movie needed to take some hot-button issues and turn...

Singing for supper?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADebbie Knight and her friends in the local singing community not only know how to entertain crowds, but they can raise some serious money for charity at the same time.In a series of musical...

He’s not so mad after all

Rick Schnee creates bubbles using dry ice and a secret ingridient at the Mad Science program in Holmesburg Library, Monday, June 20, 2011, Philadelphia, Pa. (Maria Pouchnikova)“I wear a white lab coat,” the mad...

Essay winners have all the write stuff

Mayor Michael Nutter and Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president Al Taubenberger appeared at Rising Sun Plaza on Saturday to honor winners of a children’s essay contest.Children were invited to enter the fourth annual...

That’s the charter spirit

(L to R) CNNÕ s Soledad OÕ Brien and First Philadelphia Charter School and Tacony Academy Charter School officials Gerald Santilli and Stacey Cruise who have formed a nonprofit called American Paradigm Schools.Kevin Cook /...

Officer Derrick Walker honored in the 7th

Officer Derrick Walker was recognized as the 7th Police District’s Officer of the Month for May during a meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council at Deer Meadows Retirement Community.Walker, a member of...

2nd PDAC salutes local heroes in blue

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored five police officers during a meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.The PDAC honored Officers of the Month for March, April and May.Officers Padraic Feeney and Kevin...

St. Martin of Tours students awarded scholarships

The Danny Craige Foundation presented three scholarships at the recent St. Martin of Tours graduation awards ceremony.Craige was a St. Martin’s graduate who died of esophageal cancer in 2006 at age 56. He coached...

Inmate stabbed to death in Holmesburg prison

Criminal charges have not been filed in connection with the stabbing of four inmates, including one fatally, at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility in Holmesburg on June 21.A melee broke out in the prison’s housing...

Elderly couple die in murder-suicide

An elderly Bustleton man shot his wife fatally in the head before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide, Philadelphia police say.The couple’s 16-year-old grandson made the grisly discovery of the deceased couple...
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