Joining forces: Congregations of Ner Zedek, located at 7520 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst, has closed and merged with Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton. Ner Zedek, which closed at the end of December, had been in operation for 67 years. The former synagogue’s building is being sold to an Indian church.
Bustleton’s John Primerano has been in the entertainment business for more than a half-century, though some caregiving duties in recent years cut back on his appearances.
A special visit: Mayor Jim Kenney visited St. Matthew Elementary School as part of Catholic School Week. The children greeted him with poems and songs. While he walked around the different classrooms, students asked him to participate in some of the activities. Also during Catholic School Week, St. Christopher Elementary School held an appreciation reception for police and firefighters. Kids sang, recited poems, and thanked officers and firefighters.
Mary Doherty, community services manager at CORA and a 42-year veteran of the agency, believes there is a false perception about drug use in the Northeast.
“The outpouring of support for my campaign demonstrates a desire for change, and assures that I will have the resources required to take on an incumbent district attorney who has embarrassed the city with blatant ethics violations and has failed to address the scourge of gun violence in our neighborhoods.” — Joe Khan, a Democratic candidate for district attorney
Thursday, Feb. 9
Musical show at Shaare Shamayim
Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Dimitrios Loizos as Officer of the Month for December during the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday.
Community leaders in the 15th Police District thanked two officers and four businesses for their public service during an annual awards banquet on Jan. 30 at the Tacony Mayfair Sons of Italy Club.
Now is the time to speak your mind. The Philadelphia Resident Survey 2016-17 will close for good on Feb. 15.