The 2nd Police District Advisory Council announced the installation of a new executive board on Jan. 12 during the group’s monthly meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. The group also recognized Lynn and Larry Genetti for their many years of service as PDAC leaders.
Good things are right around the corner in Wissinoming, thanks to plans for a new shopping center.
An agreement to redevelop the former Liddonfield Homes public housing project may be imminent according to state Rep. Mike Driscoll and leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association, who made that announcement during the community group’s monthly meeting last Thursday at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall.
Thursday, Jan. 28
Verizon last week made a $5,000 donation to Maternity BVM School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave.
Free haircuts for homeless
The 7th Police District Advisory Council recognized three Officers of the Month during the group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 21. Sgt. Richard Crawford and Officers Joseph Campbell and Shawn Oechsle captured a fleeing bank robbery suspect on Dec. 21 in Rhawnhurst.
Everyone loves Baby Cakes
Rabbi Daniel Wolpe, of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton, spoke at the interfaith ceremony at the Liberty Bell on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 18. Wolpe dedicated a prayer to all who have fought for civil rights, including his late father, Rabbi Gerald Wolpe, who marched in Selma, Alabama and Washington, D.C. “I am grateful to God to stand here as a representative of the Jewish community, which always has and always will stand with the cause of civil rights,” he said.
Grant aids driver program