The civic group opposed two zoning applications, approved a third conditionally and postponed action on a fourth.
American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team hosted its fifth annual Family and Friends Adopt-A-Highway event on April 12. Volunteers took advantage of a beautiful spring day to clean two miles of Frankford Avenue (U.S. Route 13) between Academy and Knights roads in the Northeast. American Heritage will hold additional clean-ups throughout the year.
The Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center’s first swing and learn to golf clinic and golf workshop for individuals with disabilities was held on April 16.
Officer Daniel Kostick joins his FC Survivors soccer squad days after being shot in West Philly.
Thanks to a fine arts grant from Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators, Glen Foerd on the Delaware was able to partner with The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School on a visual arts program for Rush students.
St. Christopher students Ava Brakoniecki, Victoria Burbage and Michael Whalen have been named recipients of the Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award. Recipients receive partial tuition for four years to an Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school. Brakoniecki will attend Archbishop Ryan. Burbage will attend John W. Hallahan and Whalen will attend Father Judge.
Services are planned for Agnes J. “Chuckie” Tilley, Republican leader of the 35th Ward, who died last week after a battle with melanoma.
The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of negotiations to renew its franchise agreement with cable service provider Comcast and is hosting a series of public forums to obtain community input for the process. Residents are invited to testify about their cable-related needs and interests.
Philadelphia’s chief real estate assessor says that large-scale annual reassessments will become the norm in years to come now that the Actual Value Initiative for property taxes is fully implemented.
City Councilman Bobby Henon and Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation have been teaming up to remove and prune more than 1,000 problematic trees from the 6th Councilmanic District in recent weeks. Henon obtained funding for the ongoing project, nearly $200,000, from the unused portion of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative budget.