Members and employees of American Heritage Federal Credit Union recently donated more than 4,375 new books to local hospitals, community centers and special care facilities.
Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee will be considering five zoning issues during what looks to be a busy session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Second Baptist Church of Frankford, 1801 Meadow St.
Wells Fargo Bank donated a check for $10,000 to Klein JCC on Dec. 30. The money will be used for senior programming.
President Barack Obama signed a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.
Relatives and friends of Brandon Tate-Brown don’t believe the official version of the events that led Philadelphia police to shoot him fatally on Dec. 15 on the 6600 block of Frankford Ave.
Allyson Schwartz’s era in political office is now over, but the ex-congresswoman plans to stay active in public policy.
Holy Ghost Prep’s annual Jack Schott Memorial Holiday Tournament is named for one of its own, in a way.
Members of the Holme Circle Civic Association joined the neighborhood’s elected officials in a holiday social at the local Dunkin’ Donuts on Dec. 17. The event has become an annual celebration for the civic association, replacing its regular monthly business meeting each December. Attendees enjoyed complimentary coffee and seasonal sweets.
Terry Gillen, a former city Redevelopment Authority executive, last week dropped out of the race for mayor.