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Around town: March 4, 2015

See how maple syrup is made

Ward leaders back Morales over Sanchez

Democratic ward leaders in the 7th Councilmanic District last week endorsed challenger Manny Morales over Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez.

VFW awards student essayists

Timothy Walton appreciates America’s veterans because they risked their lives to protect the nation’s freedom. Michael Carroll admires veterans because they fight for what they believe. Farah Nasher looks to veterans as inspirational role models.

St. Christopher to host Turn Back the Clock fundraiser

Alumni of St. Christopher School and parents of students are invited to the Turn Back the Clock adult social fundraiser at the school’s Trainer Hall, 13305 Proctor Road in Somerton. 

Some water mains to be replaced in Northwood and Frankford

Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio last week told residents that some water mains will soon be replaced in Northwood and Frankford.

School Reform Commission approves new MaST school

John F. Swoyer III received some good news from the School Reform Commission last week, but it came with a little uncertainty.

RSVP to celebrate March for Meals Month

RSVP/Philadelphia, based at the Klein JCC at 10100 Jamison Ave., will celebrate March For Meals Month with a month-long series of events and activities beginning on March 6. The salute is part of the annual campaign by the Meals On Wheels Association of America.

Public meets with NE police during town hall meeting

Members of the public got a chance to meet the brass last week and also to tell the Northeast’s top cops what concerns them in their neighborhoods.

Pets of the Week: February 25, 2015

Jeb will jump for joy with you

Pending zoning issues topic of Upper Holmesburg meeting

Neighbors received no new information regarding a proposal to build a new credit union office or the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes housing project.