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Around town: April 22, 2015

MaST Charter to host special event weekend


Upper Holmesburg civic leaders announce campaign for former Liddonfield site

Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have a question for residents of Northeast Philly: would you like another public housing project in your neighborhood?


Restoring faith

The community is raising money to give one of Northeast’s oldest churches a facelift.   


Philadelphia Federal Credit Union holds art competition

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union is holding its fourth annual art competition to coincide with National Financial Literacy Month.


Nine Democratic ward leaders endorse Kenney

Nine of the 15 Democratic ward leaders in the Northeast on Sunday endorsed Jim Kenney for mayor.


McNesby discusses mayoral candidates at Somerton meeting

Philadelphia’s police union leader vowed to invest “six figures” to support mayoral candidate Jim Kenney while directing some biting words at Kenney’s primary election opponents during the April 14 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.


Holmesburg Civic announces free library events

Holmesburg Library, at 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue), will be offering numerous free programs through the spring and summer, thanks to the Friends of Holmesburg Library.


White sworn in to House

Republican Martina White was sworn in on Monday afternoon to serve the people of the 170th Legislative District.


Upcoming heavyweight bout will feature Tacony native

Tacony native Joey “The Tank” Dawejko will fight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match on Friday, May 8, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.


Streets dept. announces hazardous waste drop-off

The Philadelphia Department of Streets will hold the first household hazardous waste drop-off day of the year on Saturday, April 25, at the department’s training center at State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg. City residents may drop off household hazardous materials between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.