Story Archive June 22 2011

Bustleton group approves church’s plan to lease classroom space

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week conditionally approved a church’s plan to lease classroom space on the 600 block of Welsh Road to a charter school.

Pair charged in police-impersonation case

A Philadelphia police sergeant was hospitalized after helping to capture two men who allegedly posed as police officers while robbing a Northeast woman in her home.

Donations needed for wheelchair

International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters Local 22 is raising money to build a ramp and buy a wheelchair for 12-year-old Olivia Golembiewski, whose chair was stolen last week from outside her Wissinoming home. Olivia has cerebral palsy.

Engine 38 to rise soon

The administration of then-Mayor John Street first alerted the Tacony community four years ago that the neighborhood’s fire engine company would be relocated because of the Interstate 95 renovations.

Northeast Family YMCA begins expansion

Five years ago, Jennifer Cheeseman sent her daughter Morgan to the Northeast Family YMCA nursery school.

The student is the teacher

Father Judge grad Matt Glasgow returned to his alma mater this year to practice his teaching skills. He didn’t count on winning a key educator award.

Kiwanis salutes achievers

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont has presented two scholarships and a community service award to local students.

Helping hands

Every year, SEPTA sponsors a food drive to help fill the cupboards of the non-profit relief organization Philabundance. A big helping of compassion comes from the hard work of young volunteers who attend Nazareth Academy.

Big doings to celebrate 4th of July

The Lawncrest 4th of July celebration will get under way with a parade at 9 a.m., followed by a flag-raising ceremony.

A new & improved rest stop

Betty Johnson Ewart was at the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery two weeks ago, recalling her history with the property at 930 Adams Ave. in Northwood.