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Two well-known NE bowling alleys roll into the gutter

Two venerable local bowling alleys closed recently.The building that housed Boulevard Lanes and the Arena Sports Bar, at 8011 Roosevelt Blvd., has boards on its windows.The signs have been taken down and replaced by a...

Ceremonies pay tribute on Memorial Day

A year after North Catholic High School closed for good, its alumni association re-dedicated the Our Lady of Fatima shrine for graduates who died in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.The Memorial...

Still time to sign up for annual Badges of Honor Run

The third annual Badges of Honor 5k Run will take place on Saturday morning near Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.About 1,000 people are expected to participate in the event, which raises money for the...

Police recover body of teen who drowned saving friend

Searchers on Thursday recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy who drowned in the Delaware River one day earlier after he had jumped in to save a friend from drowning.The tragedy occurred along the...

Featherman discusses election’s aftermath

John Featherman, a Republican candidate for mayor in the May 17 primary, acknowledges trailing Karen Brown by 63 votes.There is no automatic recount, and the candidate has been told it would cost $50 per division...

Music to her ears

Brianna Panama, 11, practices in her Somerton home while preparing for her performance as a finalist for the New Jersey Network’s ‘Hispanic Youth Showcase.’ JENNY SWIGODA / TIMES PHOTOBrianna Panama is embracing her heritage and...

Crime log

May 9 through 22As reported by Northeast Detectives. Does not include homicides, sexual assaults, narcotics offenses or other specific crimes investigated by specialty police units. All locations listed by block, not by exact address.2nd Police District• Thirty...

‘Hangover 2’: A sobering reason why sequels don’t always work

The extremely popular Hangover franchise (I call it a franchise because I fully expect a Part III in a couple years) is back with another wedding and more drug-induced male debauchery.Unfortunately, Part II is...

An actor enjoys his varied stage career

It’s the story of a young professor who loses everything in the world but the flea who lives in his vest. And that turns out to be plenty.According to Robert McClure, who plays the professor...

City of historical love

American history can be fun? Sure, and what better city than Philly, the birthplace of the nation, to make sure tourists — and Philadelphians — get the most out of visiting historic sites.There is plenty to see and do...
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