Community members and city officials came together last Wednesday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony to commence construction of the first phase of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project, which will extend the existing Delaware Avenue to Bridge Street.
“What happened?” the little girl was asked.
Saints and begorrah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! It’s time for leprechauns, fairies and rainbows, and a pot of gold. Mix shamrocks and shenanigans along with some green beer (oh no!), a little blarney, and you’ve got to have some fun, or craic (pronounced crack), as they say in Ireland. That’s the truth, or my name isn’t Donna O’Zitter McBordelon.
Good deeds: New Foundations Charter School recently celebrated a Service Day where students participated in various types of community service. Students helped make a Red Cross house blanket, rain bottles, visited a local fire station and made zucchini bread. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHIRA WOOLF-COHEN
A benefit is being planned for Holmesburg native Jerry Hartman, a liver and colon cancer patient known to many as a friend, coach, mentor and teacher.
Hibernians to party on Sunday
Echoing elected officials’ call for a boycott of Oreos and other snack foods made by Mondelez International, the union whose members will lose their jobs when the company closes its Northeast Philadelphia plant next year also is asking the public not to buy the company’s products.
Brennan Sheerin is a happy, healthy little boy.
The City of Philadelphia is accepting applications for prospective crossing guards. The deadline is March 21. Crossing guards are part-time and seasonal civil service employees who work under the supervision of the Philadelphia Police Department. General and bilingual crossing guards are being sought.