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History meeting tonight The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday. Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. The topic will be 1687 Thomas Holme Map Part 2. The speaker will be historian Fred...

Keeping businesses afloat during shutdown

When the world went into shutdown last spring, Sue Curran knew she just lost one-third of her business just like that. Curran has been the owner of SC Staffing & Consulting for 13 years,...

Updated numbers on city, state COVID cases

The city, at press time, reported 94,127 confirmed coronavirus cases. An interactive map of cases broken down by ZIP code can be found at phila.gov. There have been a total of 2,521 deaths in the city....

Honey Bear and Victor want to ring in the new year in a new...

Honey Bear is a sweet senior lady looking for a forever home. She is house/crate trained and gets along with low-key cats and dogs who give her space. She came to rescue with two...

Remembering Gov. Dick Thornburgh

Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh is being remembered, as U.S. and Pennsylvania flags fly at half-staff at all state facilities, public buildings and grounds. Thornburgh died on Dec. 31. A Republican, Thornburgh served as governor from 1979-86...

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Comcast happy with its 2020 Comcast believes it had a successful 2020, with millions of people relying on the company to help them work from home, access news, educational resources and entertainment and keep in...

City COVID cases top 90,000

The city, at press time, reported 90,351 confirmed coronavirus cases. An interactive map of cases broken down by ZIP code can be found at phila.gov. There have been a total of 2,406 deaths in the city....

Senior news round-up

Trump signs Rosie the Riveter act President Donald Trump signed the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act. This legislation honors American women who joined the workforce in support of the war effort during World War...

Greater Bustleton Civic League discusses adult day care, garage expansion

Bustleton residents discussed two zoning variances in a straightforward Greater Bustleton Civic League virtual meeting on Dec. 16. The first variance concerned property at 260 Geiger Road, a location Bustleton residents had already discussed in...

Riverfront North Partnership continues tree program

The Northeast got a lot greener this year thanks to Riverfront North Partnership and its partners. With the help of neighbors and friends, the nonprofit organization planted and gave away more than 250 native...
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