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SNAPSHOTS: Port Richmond kids

See what young people in Port Rich­mond have been up to this fall.

  • COURTESY OF PAL

  • COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF POWERS PARK

On Nov. 16, stu­dents from Mem­ph­is Street Academy Charter School in Port Rich­mond helped rake leaves and clean up Powers Park, along with mem­bers of the Friends of Powers Park. The park is loc­ated at Al­mond and Ann streets. This was part of the city­wide “LOVE Your Park” day of ser­vice, dur­ing which many com­munity groups gath­er in neigh­bor­hood parks to clean and care for the grounds. 

On Nov. 21, sev­er­al Rizzo PAL stu­dents com­peted in the PAL’s city­wide chess com­pet­i­tion fi­nals at Temple Uni­versity. From left to right, bot­tom row: Stu­dents Igli, a Rizzo PAL stu­dent, who took third place in the 12-and-un­der di­vi­sion, Zaire, who took 2nd place, and John, from Rizzo PAL, who took first in the 12-and-un­der di­vi­sion. More than 150 kids took part in the pro­gram, with 30 com­pet­ing in the fi­nals. Back row, left to right: PAL Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee Chair, Dr. Athole Jac­obi, and com­mand­ing of­ficer of the PAL Po­lice Unit, Lt. Wil­li­am Ed­dis. 

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