Nativity B.V.M. rally of support this weekend

Nativ­ity B.V.M. School, at Bel­grade and East Madis­on streets.

If, like many oth­er res­id­ents of Port Rich­mond, you’re in sup­port of pro­posed seni­or hous­ing at the va­cant Nativ­ity B.V.M. School, join your neigh­bors and elec­ted of­fi­cials on Sat­urday to make your voice heard.

Con­tinu­ing with their wide­spread acts of sup­port of the pro­posed in­come-qual­i­fied seni­or hous­ing at the va­cant Nativ­ity B.V.M. School, Port Rich­mond neigh­bors have sched­uled a sup­port rally on Sat­urday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m., at the school, Bel­grade and E. Madis­on streets, on Camp­bell Square.

Ac­cord­ing to Port Rich­mond On Patrol and Civic pres­id­ent Ken Paul, rep­res­ent­at­ives from the Arch­diocese of Phil­adelphia, as well as city coun­cil­men Mark Squilla (D-1st dist.), Bobby Hen­on (D-6th dist.) and State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.), will at­tend. Neigh­bors are en­cour­aged to make signs and dress warmly.

PRO­PAC will have cop­ies of the pe­ti­tion of sup­port on hand; nearly 900 people have already signed the pe­ti­tion, which neigh­bors will send to the state Su­preme Court in hopes it will hear the case of the pro­pos­al, which is cur­rently stuck in the lit­ig­a­tion pro­cess.

Call­ing the pro­pos­al a “worth­while pro­ject,” Taylor said, “A neigh­bor­hood that stands united can bring the change that we need.”

Man­aging Ed­it­or Mi­kala Jam­is­on can be reached at 215-354-3113 or at mjam­is­

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