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Honoring Martin Luther King’s legacy

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.

Northeast News: January 20, 2016

Grant aids driver program

Somerton OKs urgent care center, home project

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.

Rocket science

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.

Riverfront projects discussed at meeting

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. 

Nelms announces candidacy in 170th Legislative District

Fran Nelms officially announced that he will be running in the Democratic primary in the 170th Legislative District.

Lawndale site considered for housing illegal immigrant minors

Is the Obama administration about to place illegal immigrant children at the Naval Support Activity complex at 700 Robbins Ave. in Lawndale?

KleinLife receives grant to help alleviate senior hunger

Fight against hunger: KleinLife received a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation to help alleviate senior hunger as part of its home delivered meals program. 

Holmesburg firehouse gets new ladder truck

The Philadelphia Fire Department delivered a new $985,000 tiller ladder truck to the Engine 36/Ladder 20 firehouse in Holmesburg on Saturday.

His legacy lives on

Martin Luther King’s legacy was celebrated on Monday at Abington Friends School, as students made meals for the Northeast-based Aid for Friends.