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Calendar: January 20, 2016

Thursday, Jan. 21

Around town: January 20, 2016

Catholic movie shown on Feb. 11

Verizon donates $5,000 to MaST

Helping hands: Verizon donated $5,000 to MaST Community Charter School on Friday afternoon. The check was presented by Frank Buzydlowski (right), director of state government affairs for Verizon, to John Swoyer, CEO at MaST. State Rep. Martina White attended the presentation.

Taking a stand

The Caucus of Working Educators mounts a historic challenge to the longtime leadership of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. 

Tacony school honored for fundraising efforts

Tacony’s Hamilton Disston Elementary School was recently honored for being the top fundraising school in the School District of Philadelphia during the local Susan G. Komen’s fifth annual Dollar Defense awareness and education campaign. In addition, Gwen Salamone’s class at Disston was the top fundraising classroom.

Solomon receives more than $75K in campaign contributions

Jared Solomon, who is seeking a rematch with state Rep. Mark Cohen (D-202nd dist.) in the April 26 primary, received more than $75,000 in contributions during 2015.

SEPTA officers will wear body cameras

All SEPTA transit police officers are now equipped with body cameras, which the transportation agency says will help officers strengthen their relationships with the public while enabling them to collect valuable evidence for investigations. SEPTA announced the department-wide expansion of the body camera program on Jan. 8.

Scholars: January 13, 2016

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. 

Scholarship fund receives $10,000 donation

Verizon presented a check for $10,000 to the Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund on Friday afternoon at Archbishop Ryan High School.

A promising pilgrimage

Mayor Jim Kenney visited Anne Frank Elementary in Bustleton to make his first school pilgrimage last Thursday.