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A big hit

Remnants of Philadelphia’s fourth-heaviest snowfall on record still covered the ground, but that didn’t prevent the kids of Sluggersville from getting in their cuts.

Around town: February 10, 2016

Cystic fibrosis benefit on Saturday

15th district officers recognized

Usually police officers win Officer of the Month awards for stopping crime. But Officers Melissa Rivera and Rachael Mahoney of the 15th district were recently recognized for bringing joy to the community.

Around Town

See what’s happening in your neighborhood in the Northeast Times’ Around Town section. 

Student wins national contest with healthy lifestyle app

Our Lady of Calvary eighth-grader Ciara Dubeck isn’t merely a rocket scientist anymore. She’s now a software developer and entrepreneur who will attend her first Super Bowl this Sunday.

Rhawnhurst Civic rejects proposed grocery store

A landlord’s effort to open a grocery store inside a twin house on Bustleton Avenue ran into a roadblock on Jan. 27 as members of the Rhawnhurst Civic Association voted unanimously to oppose the plan.

Pets of the Week: February 3, 2016

Need a date? Go Dutch

Mayor Kenney to answer readers’ questions

As part of an ongoing effort to increase government accessibility, Mayor Jim Kenney will expand the #AskKenney Twitter chats across several different mediums, answering Philadelphians’ questions on television, radio and in neighborhood newspapers every month.

Major expansion possible at Immaculate Mary Home

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia had no problem finding potential buyers when in August 2013 it announced its intention to sell its seven nursing and assisted living homes, including the Immaculate Mary Home in Holme Circle. Some 30 companies reportedly placed initial bids on the properties, with Center Management Group of Flushing, New York, emerging as the successful bidder 19 months ago.

Judge celebrates its new Crusader

Brian King has been president of Father Judge High School since Jan. 1, and the Judge community celebrated its new leader last week with a Mass that also celebrated the feast of St. Francis de Sales.