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Lawmaker warns of phone scam

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) is warning residents in the Northeast to beware of a telephone scam in which taxpayers receive unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding payment.

Kenney announces candidacy for mayor

Former City Councilman Jim Kenney last week entered the Democratic primary for mayor, announcing his candidacy in front of 200 supporters at City Hall.

Free dental exams for kids ages 4-14

The office of Dr. Karen Berrios will be providing free dental exams and cleanings for children ages 4-14 on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Do the robot

The BambieBotz have embraced the power of robotics. An all-girls team from St. Hubert is challenging the boys in an international competition.   

Around town: February 11, 2015

Valentine celebration is Friday 

‘Wild Bill’ fundraiser is Feb. 6

City Councilman David Oh visited the recent meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association, promoting a beef-and-beer fundraiser for the “Wild Bill” Guarnere Memorial Statue. The fundraiser will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

Sylvester Stallone visits former Holme Circle house

Capt. Adam Friedman, the recently appointed commander of the 8th Police District, was the official guest speaker for the Holme Circle Civic Association meeting last Wednesday, but Rocky Balboa stole the show.

St. Martha Church pastor receives commendation

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education recently presented a commendation to the Rev. Al Masluk, longtime pastor at St. Martha Catholic Church.

St. Christopher School honors local police and firefighters

St. Christopher School in Somerton honored local police and firefighters for their dedicated service during the school’s Community Day on Jan. 28.

State rep reports troubling statistics in Frankford

A local legislator shared some Frankford statistics with members of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders last week, and they weren’t what you’d call uplifting.