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Around Town: September 23, 2015

Tacony Civic to sponsor seasonal concert

2nd PDAC holds Ride for Peace event

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office joined community leaders in the Northeast for the annual 2nd Police District Advisory Council Bike Ride for Peace and Community Day on Sept. 12.

Volunteers remove 28 bags of trash from Holme Avenue

Five months can seem like an eternity in the life of an urban park, especially when the proliferation of litter is concerned. So the Friends of Pennypack Park returned to Holme Avenue behind Nazareth Hospital for its latest park cleanup day on Aug. 22.

Tacony Civic to sponsor concert

The final seasonal concert sponsored by the Tacony Civic Association will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Disston Recreation Center, 4510 Disston St.

Scholars: September 16, 2015

The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors. 

Papal Visit Preview: Sacred grounds

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament prepare for the World Meeting of Families. 

Papal Visit Preview: Pope Francis fanfare is here

Keepsakes: St. Jude Religious Store, 4201 Neshaminy Blvd. in Bensalem, has an array of Pope Francis commemorative items for sale, including statues, rosaries, books and mugs, among other merchandise. 

Papal Visit Preview: ‘Popecopter,’ SEPTA schedule changes planned for NE

Northeast denizens who for weeks have been wondering how to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his sojourn to a local prison, or how to avoid the typical traffic snarls, have instead been getting a hard lesson in intergovernmental protocols — some may prefer to call it red tape.

Papal Visit Preview: National Liberty Museum announces special exhibit

The National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., will celebrate the World Meeting of Families with a papal visit exhibit, tours and extended museum hours.

Papal Visit Preview: A mission of love

Northeast Catholic churches announce special events and celebrations in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit.