City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will discuss plans for redesigning and renovating the play area in Burholme Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Ryerss Mansion, 401 Cottman Ave. This is the second planning session for this upgrade, and neighbors can review the project’s final plans. For more information, call the councilman’s office at 215-686-3422. ••
Give Mooney something to smile about
In a move to stimulate interest in state government, state Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) is sponsoring a contest entitled “There Ought to Be a Law.”
Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Green-Ceisler is expected to rule soon in an appeal of a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision permitting a methadone clinic along State Road in Holmesburg.
Three Democrats running in the 13th Congressional District generally agreed on most issues at a forum on Sunday afternoon.
People are remembering Tom Gola as the consummate Philadelphian, never forgetting his roots as he enjoyed successful careers in playing and coaching basketball, serving in public office and working in the business world.
The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, located at 10100 Jamison Ave. in the Klein JCC, is inviting the public to support its so-called “Legacy Project.”
The Kmart at 900 Orthodox St. will close by late April, the discount retailer’s parent, Sears Holding Co., announced last week. The company also is shuttering its Center City store at 901-99 Market St.
H2O is so important.
During the development of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, multiple studies suggested that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may offer some protection against cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes and neurodegeneration.