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A kinder way to fundraise

A partnership between Kiva Zip and the City of Philadelphia offers a unique form of fundraising to local businesses.  

Grant application deadline nears

The deadline is March 1 for organizations in the 19154 ZIP code to apply for grants through the Philadelphia Mills Advisory Council.

Former state rep dies

Former state Rep. Francis E. Gleeson Jr. died last week. He was 77.

‘Crime has no borders’

Capt. Thomas McLean and Capt. Michael Gormley — newly appointed to the 2nd and 7th police districts — discuss the NE’s problems and potential.   

Composting bill unanimously passes City Council

City Council has unanimously passed a bill introduced by Councilman Dennis O’Brien and Councilwoman Cindy Bass that would strengthen and simplify ordinances governing the upkeep and collection of trash Dumpsters in the city while facilitating the implementation of a composting program.

Benefit show to be held March 6

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will perform on Saturday, March 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Michael Crescenz VFW Post 2819, 6850 Martins Mill Road (at Longshore Avenue) in Lawndale.

Around town: February 25, 2015

College scholarships available 

Wind takes down steeple on Burholme church

If you ever needed an example of a bad thing happening in the best possible way, a likely nominee would be how the Burholme Baptist Church’s steeple toppled during high winds Sunday morning.

St. Hubert High wins at National Cheerleading Championship

St. Hubert High School won the Large Junior Varsity division at the recent National High School Cheerleading Championship. The competition, sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, took place on Feb. 7 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World. The Bambies prevailed in a field of 12 teams. It was their second national championship in a row. The squad is coached by Lisa McNesby, a 1995 St. Hubert graduate. The three other teams representing St. Hubert all had top-10 finishes in their divisions. 

Somerton Civic offers to host debate for state seat

The Somerton Civic Association has offered to host a debate between the two candidates for the vacant 170th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.