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Abraham discusses school funding at Holme Circle meeting

Former Philadelphia district attorney and current mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham gave Holme Circle residents a live preview of her new television ad campaign last week.

Above and beyond

In addition to SPARC-simulated space flights, students are working on creating a competing robot designed to go underwater and check pipelines.

Zoning a hot topic at Mayfair Civic meeting

The civic group opposed two zoning applications, approved a third conditionally and postponed action on a fourth.   

Volunteers clean Far Northeast roads

American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Green Team hosted its fifth annual Family and Friends Adopt-A-Highway event on April 12. Volunteers took advantage of a beautiful spring day to clean two miles of Frankford Avenue (U.S. Route 13) between Academy and Knights roads in the Northeast. American Heritage will hold additional clean-ups throughout the year.

Teeing is believing

The Burholme Golf and Family Entertainment Center’s first swing and learn to golf clinic and golf workshop for individuals with disabilities was held on April 16.

Survival of the fittest

Officer Daniel Kostick joins his FC Survivors soccer squad days after being shot in West Philly.   

Student art on display

Thanks to a fine arts grant from Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators, Glen Foerd on the Delaware was able to partner with The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School on a visual arts program for Rush students.

St. Chris students earn achievement awards

St. Christopher students Ava Brakoniecki, Victoria Burbage and Michael Whalen have been named recipients of the Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award. Recipients receive partial tuition for four years to an Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school. Brakoniecki will attend Archbishop Ryan. Burbage will attend John W. Hallahan and Whalen will attend Father Judge.  

Services planned for Republican leader of 35th Ward

Services are planned for Agnes J. “Chuckie” Tilley, Republican leader of the 35th Ward, who died last week after a battle with melanoma.

Residents can voice opinions about Comcast at public forums

The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of negotiations to renew its franchise agreement with cable service provider Comcast and is hosting a series of public forums to obtain community input for the process. Residents are invited to testify about their cable-related needs and interests.