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Benefit dinner scheduled for Saturday

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Holy Family University invite the community to enjoy a sampling of Northeast Philadelphia restaurant specialties at the annual Empty Plate Dinner benefiting local families who are experiencing homelessness.


Benefit to be held in memory of fallen soldier

A fundraising Night at the Races will take place on Saturday, April 18, at Presentation BVM for the Semper Fi Fund, in memory of John Kihm.


Around town: April 15, 2015

Juniors invited to college event


Wissinoming Civic questions development site proposal

New York-based developers have applied to the city to build new rowhouses on the former site of the Wissinoming Boys Club, but leaders of the neighborhood’s civic association have some serious questions about the proposal.


Williams, Oliver to visit WEL Pennypack on Friday

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Breakfast Series will continue on Friday, April 10, at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.


Volunteers collaborate for Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup

Forty-seven volunteers, including 13 students representing four high schools, teamed with the Friends of Pennypack Park to collect 54 bags of litter from the park on March 28 in the FOPP’s first monthly cleanup event of the year.


Taylor foresees prolonged state budget battle

State Rep. John Taylor has some advice for fellow lawmakers as it relates to the June 30 deadline to pass a budget.


Strength in the community

Jack Costello Boxing Gym opened in 1996 and continues to thrive today. The non-profit operation provides physical training, mental development and emotional support.  


Raising awareness

Emma Costick, 10, plans fundraiser to fight mitochondrial disease on behalf of Northeast’s Nick Gorski.  


Philly Spring Cleanup to be held April 11

Glen Foerd on the Delaware will take part in the annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11, and invites the public to join in the effort.