Thursday, Jan. 28
Verizon last week made a $5,000 donation to Maternity BVM School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave.
Free haircuts for homeless
The 7th Police District Advisory Council recognized three Officers of the Month during the group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 21. Sgt. Richard Crawford and Officers Joseph Campbell and Shawn Oechsle captured a fleeing bank robbery suspect on Dec. 21 in Rhawnhurst.
Everyone loves Baby Cakes
Rabbi Daniel Wolpe, of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton, spoke at the interfaith ceremony at the Liberty Bell on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 18. Wolpe dedicated a prayer to all who have fought for civil rights, including his late father, Rabbi Gerald Wolpe, who marched in Selma, Alabama and Washington, D.C. “I am grateful to God to stand here as a representative of the Jewish community, which always has and always will stand with the cause of civil rights,” he said.
Grant aids driver program
The Somerton Civic Association gave its approval to a new urgent care center and a home construction project during the community group’s monthly meeting on Jan. 12 at the Walker Lodge on Southampton Road.
At first glance, it might easily be confused for a trailer full of arts and crafts supplies, but there’s a lot more to the Rocket Lab at Our Lady of Calvary School than that.
Tom Branigan, executive director of the Delaware River City Corporation, gave an update on his group activities at last week’s Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.