There are several Northeast Philadelphia sites for residents to help tidy up on Saturday, April 5, the date of the seventh citywide spring cleanup. The following is the latest list of Northeast projects. Bring yourself and a willingness to rake, shovel, sweep and plant for a few hours.
Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.
Five of the six candidates in the 13th Congressional District attended a forum on Sunday at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Bustleton.
Boy Scout Troop 321’s Andrew Kloter has made the rank of Eagle Scout. Kloter, 18, of Burholme, is a senior at Roman Catholic High School, where he plays varsity lacrosse. His Eagle project was to repaint the Presentation BVM church hall. Kloter’s Court of Honor will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Presentation.
The Holme Circle Civic Association hasn’t forgotten about last year’s Pennypack Creek drowning deaths.
Time to strut: Kitty Appicello celebrated her 103rd birthday at her Erdrick Street home in grand Philly style on March 30 — with Mummers. Appicello dances to the Mummers’ sound as she was surrounded by friends and family, including her seventh great-great-grandchild. Appicello moved to the city from upstate Pennsylvania 95 years ago. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
The new captain should be a familiar one to members of the 7th Police District Advisory Council.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz spoke about how the Keystone Opportunity Zones have cost the city $10 for every tax dollar brought in, city contracts and the proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works during the March 26 meeting of the Greater Bustleton Civic League.
There was an elephant in Commonwealth Court Senior Judge James Gardner Colins’ courtroom last Thursday, but Daylin Leach’s campaign manager insists it wasn’t him.