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Penn Academy seeks softball players

The Penn Academy softball league is accepting full teams and individuals without teams to sign up for its fall league. Games start the week of Sept. 12 and will be played Monday and Wednesday nights at Penn Academy, 9166 Academy Road. All girls who sign up will be part of the Phillies RBI league, and would receive lessons and could take part in clinics, as well as a chance to be part of the RBI team next summer. Registration available at pennacademysoftball.com.
PHILADELPHIA, PA
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Around Town

Dr. Renata Ruiz has joined Dermatology Partners, working at its office at the Smylie Times Building, 8001 Roosevelt Blvd. Ruiz will be working with Dr. Rachel Anolik and physician assistant Vivian Banh. To schedule an appointment with Ruiz, call 267-731-1333 or visit www.dermpartners.com. ••. Virtual bingo. The Sisterhood of...
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Letters to the Editor

Come to Philadelphia, where the odds are very high you’ll get mugged, robbed, carjacked and shot. Mayor Kenney and DA Krasner, the two frauds, will give you a tour. The Philadelphia 76ers’ plan to build a new arena between 10th and 11th streets on Market is the culmination of IBEW Local 98’s major investment in and vision for a revitalized East Market Street corridor. With all of the new retail, hospitality and housing units already in place and now the 76ers new arena coming in 2031, this game-changing project will complete the rebirth of this vitally important stretch of Center City. The members of IBEW Local 98 and all of the Building Trades unions, many of whom live in Northeast Philadelphia, look forward to constructing a glorious new arena that is worthy of our city’s iconic NBA team.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Community Calendar (August 4-11)

Dear Readers: Email listings to news@northeasttimes.com. Current Events with Chuck 10:30 a.m. KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Chuck Feldman leads a discussion-oriented class focusing on local, national and international issues, with an emphasis on politics. Free. Line Dancing Rosemary Montagno Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road. 10:30 a.m. to noon. 215-673-7734. Friday,...
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Scholars

Two local students have been honored by Champlain College (Vermont) for the spring 2022 semester. Cheryl Lee made the trustees’ list, for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or higher for two consecutive semesters. Dennis Chereshanskiy made the dean’s list, for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the spring semester. ••
COLLEGES

Give Jett and Covey new homes

Jett is a 7-year-old, 10-pound dachshund/Chihuahua mix who was left at the shelter with a back injury. He is better now but still has an old fracture, so one back leg is a bit crooked. Jett needs a laid-back home where his family will be OK with carrying him up...
CHERRY HILL, NJ

Mayfair musician among top indy artists

A Mayfair songwriter/musician is a finalist for the second year in row for an International Singer-Songwriters Association award. In fact, John Matthews – whose musical name is Johnny Matt Music – is up for two awards. ISSA supports independent artists like Matthews, who has been nominated for Male...
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Uncertainty surrounds Flyers

It’s tough to remember heading into a Flyers season with this much uncertainty. The 2022-23 hockey season is flying on the wings a brand new coach, its top center returning from significant injury, its best young scoring star undergoing a risky procedure, the promise that one of its best defensemen will return after missing almost an entire year and some serious uncertainty in the goal crease due to off-ice issues.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Spring sports coaches made top 10 tough

Northeast Philadelphia is very lucky when it comes to coaches. And spring sports might be our best. Our teams have been incredibly successful in softball and baseball. A lot of that is because of the great organizations that offer little league and youth baseball and softball, but once they get to high school, they are in great hands.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Funding the ‘gold standard’

State Rep. Jared Solomon last Friday presented a check for $20,000 to Legacy Youth Tennis and Education for camp scholarships, new equipment, supplies and new instructors. Solomon was joined at Max Myers Recreation Center, 1601 Hellerman St., by Ron Nano, CEO of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education. The money comes...
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‘Super impactful’ summer mission trip

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., welcomed YouthWorks’ Christian-based teen ministry teams throughout June and July. The high school and middle school students came from across the country to work with local food-support organizations by day, then worshiping and spending their nights in sleeping bags at All Saints’.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Sanchez wants Philly open for business

City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez last week addressed the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, becoming the third likely candidate for mayor to speak to the group in the last few months. Sanchez (D-7th dist.) gave her talk at the Dining Car. She was introduced by Dan McElhatton, government affairs...
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Affordable housing for seniors coming to Frankford

Groundbreaking took place last week for Frankford House, 42 units of affordable housing for senior citizens at Paul and Ruan streets. Among those in attendance were City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, state Rep. Jason Dawkins and representatives of PNC Bank, the Philadelphia Land Bank and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Letters to the Editor

I know this topic, the hearings on the Jan. 6 riots, has been in the news and talked about at work and at the dinner table across America many times. But if America should be told the whole picture, on that day in question, this one-sided committee must place Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi under oath to tell the American people what she did or did not do days leading up to the day in question, and on the day itself.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Scholars

The following local Albright College students were named to the dean’s list: Tori Watson (New Foundations graduate, health psychology major), Leticia Borges (Northeast High, biology), Carleigh Molinaro (St. Hubert, crime and justice major – legal studies minor), Kyle Zayas (Swenson Arts & Technology, music industry studies and theater). To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three letter-graded courses during a semester. ••
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Around Town

American Heritage Credit Union was recently honored regionally by the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association and CrossState Credit Union Association with multiple honors for excellence in member communications as well as business development efforts. Additionally, CUNA named American Heritage as the recipient of the first-place award for the 2022 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Service Category for its community outreach programs and the impact made by the Kids-N-Hope Foundation.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Community Calendar (July 28 to August 4)

Dear Readers: Email listings to news@northeasttimes.com. Current Events with Chuck 10:30 a.m. KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Chuck Feldman leads a discussion-oriented class focusing on local, national and international issues, with an emphasis on politics. Free. Family Fun – Nature Activities by the River – Pleasant Hill Park Sponsored by Riverfront...
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Share your love with Remmy, Sana

Remmy is a 6-year-old male Labrador Retriever/Irish Wolfhound mix. He lived with two dog brothers until his mom passed away two months ago. Remmy is a big lovable dog who plays fetch with balls and frisbees but he also enjoys being lazy. He loves going for walks, is great with his groomer and in the tub, and gets along well with other dogs and children.
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National championship is all the Rage

This was a business trip. And never has business been so much fun. A year ago, the Coppa Rage advanced to the finals of the U.S. Youth Soccer nationals, but fell just short. This year, they accomplished their goal. The Rage defeated Tonka United 5-0 on Sunday morning to secure...
PHILADELPHIA, PA