Doing their part: Students at Archbishop Ryan High School presented Cheryl Mrazik, of Catholic Relief Services, with a $2,500 check to assist in the rebuilding in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Students raised money by organizing a dress-down day and a Halloween candy sale.
Sights of the season: The Community Life Improvement Program, the Major Artery Revitalization Committee and the Holmesburg Recreation Center Advisory Council sponsored a Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 8. Santa Claus posed for pictures and there was face painting, a balloon magician and snacks. PHOTOS: ALICE DIGNAM
Philadelphia Housing Authority and NewCourtland have reached a verbal agreement and will formally sign the deal this week.
PJP Marketplace, a retail store specializing in bulk groceries and food service equipment and supplies, recently opened at Shelly’s Plaza, at 8914 Frankford Ave. (at Academy Road).
Nadia needs a forever home
The owner of Northeast Philadelphia’s only waterfront nightclub and catering facility wants to build a two-story, 14,000-square-foot addition to the business. And he’s going to seek neighbors’ support for the project.
The Holmesburg Civic Association conducted some business last week before adjourning for its annual holiday party.
The Times’ 68th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund is helping local families during the holiday season.
Thursday, Dec. 22
In his new book, local historian and archivist Jack McCarthy explores Philadelphia’s manufacturing as a leading catalyst in the growth of our nation.