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Tartaglione, Boyle push minimum wage hike

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione and U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle last week held a Zoom call to detail their efforts to raise the minimum wage for the state and the nation. Tartaglione announced she will introduce...

Congratulations to these Northeast Philly scholars!

A total of 1,543 students were named to the dean's list at East Stroudsburg University for the fall 2020 semester. Students eligible for the dean's list are those who have attained a 3.50 quality...

Aviana, Carmichael are hall of famers

Aviana is a pretty lady available for adoption through Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control. Her foster family adores her and has nothing but great things to say. “She is perfect on a leash - no bunny...

Learn more about women’s health

Einstein Healthcare Network and Politz Hebrew Academy recently held a free community virtual Women's Health Symposium. Members of the community joined the event to hear the latest information in obstetrics and gynecology and how to...

Archbishop Perez, former pastor at St. William, comes back to celebrate Mass

Archbishop Nelson Perez returned to St. William Church on Sunday to celebrate Mass. Perez served as pastor at St. William from 2002-09. “Archbishop, welcome home,” said the Rev. Alfonso Concha, the current pastor. Perez has fond memories...

Around Town

Half-price clothing sale The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will hold a half-price clothing sale Feb. 3-7 Shop hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2...

St. Martha student council makes PB and J for the needy

St. Martha Elementary School student council on Saturday made more than 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Project HOME as part of a service project. The student council co-moderators are sixth-grade teacher Mrs. Houseman...

Kensington activist to challenge Boyle for U.S. House seat

Kensington resident Salem Snow, who bills himself as “a grassroots left-wing alternative to establishment politicians,” has announced a run for Congress. Snow will challenge Brendan Boyle, incumbent congressman for Pennsylvania’s 2nd district, in the...

Update on city and state COVID numbers

The city, at press time, reported 104,484 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 2,821 deaths in the city....

Congratulations to these Northeast Philly scholars

Gettysburg College students Britney Brunache and Colin Hughes were named to the dean’s list at Gettysburg College. Students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above earn the honor. •• Bucknell University has released the dean's...
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