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Kenney plans series of town hall meetings throughout Philadelphia

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney will host four town hall meetings around the city during the week of Nov. 30 where he and members of his transition team will greet residents and listen to their thoughts about the future of Philadelphia.

Holocaust survivors speak about their experience with students

Area Holocaust survivors and students who interviewed them to glean first-person stories about their personal dark, tragic and inhumane histories during World War II gathered at KleinLife to mark the publication of Generation To Generation, a special compilation of 31 individual Holocaust stories.

Holme Circle man named American Hero of the Year

A Holme Circle resident and Pearl Harbor survivor has been chosen as the 2015 Dickies American Hero of the Year.

Food for thought

A mission of respect: Mission BBQ, at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., sings the national anthem daily at noon. For Veterans Day, in addition to the anthem, they also had a flag-raising ceremony. 

Federal Credit Union gives donation

Help from their friends: Philadelphia Federal Credit Union recently presented a $1,000 donation to Aid For Friends, 12271 Townsend Road, a nonprofit that prepares free, daily, home-cooked meals to needy, isolated residents in the Philadelphia area. The check represents money raised through the sale of produce that was planted, sowed and harvested by employees in PFCU’s garden. PFCU’s board of directors matches the money raised by employees and donates all proceeds and leftover produce to Aid for Friends. The check was presented to Steven Schiavone, executive director of Aid For Friends, by Bernard Lester, PFCU board vice chairman. 

Councilman talks initiatives at Fox Chase meeting

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association wants its members and guests to learn more about the City Council members who represent them. So during the civic group’s monthly meeting on Nov. 11, it was at-large Councilman Bill Greenlee’s turn to speak about his agenda.

Boyle to face Sabatina in primary

State Rep. Kevin Boyle officially announced on Monday that he is challenging state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. in the 5th Senatorial District Democratic primary on April 26, 2016.

Around Town: November 18, 2015

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Annual Thanksgiving parade to be held Sunday

The 39th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 22, starting at noon.

Among the elite

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame welcomes 15 inductees.