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Low turnout at meeting addressing drug problems

By all accounts, opioid drug abuse has become epidemic in Philadelphia, but it still doesn’t seem to be a topic that folks are clamoring to discuss in public.

Here’s to the crusader

Ex-president honored: The Rev. Joe Campellone was inducted into the Father Judge High School Hall of Fame on Thursday at the Vie, 600 N. Broad St. At left, Mary Campellone, his mother, places the Hall of Fame Medal around his neck. At right, Campellone enjoys a moment with current president Brian Patrick King.

Feinberg likes Trump’s candidness

Ross Feinberg, the Republican candidate in the 5th Senatorial District, last week endorsed Donald Trump for president.

Council of Prison Locals gives support to Toomey

The Council of Prison Locals recently endorsed U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for re-election during an event in Williamsport.

A community that cares

School spirit: Eagles guard Andrew Gardner joined Swoop and team cheerleaders at Watson T. Comly School in Somerton for the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day. The NFL Network donated $2,500 to Comly, a school of about 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade at 1001 Byberry Road. More than 150 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families and friends also took part in a day of indoor and outdoor beautification projects, including cleaning, landscaping, painting and organizing library materials.

Around Town: May 11, 2016

Wildlife program at Holmesburg Library

15th District announces public meetings

The 15th Police District has announced dates and locations for all of its public meetings in May.

Volunteers clean up Poquessing park

Fifteen representatives of Sandmeyer Steel Company, including President and CEO Ron Sandmeyer Jr., were among 28 total volunteers who took part in the Spring Cleanup hosted by the Friends of Poquessing Watershed on April 16.

St. Chris students awarded scholarships

Earning an A+: Four students from St. Christopher School have been chosen as winners of the Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award. This four-year partial scholarship is awarded to students who best demonstrate the value of Catholic education and who strive to achieve their fullest academic potential. The winners were Nicholas Schmid, Paul Sullivan, Ryan DiVergilis and Paige Sileo. Joining the awardees for the presentation ceremony were St. Christopher Principal Mary Tremper, Pastor Monsignor Joseph P. Garvin and the Rev. Sean P. English.