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Candidate urges City Council to fund school district

Helen Gym, a Democratic candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is urging Council to meet the School District of Philadelphia’s full $105 million request by providing sustainable, recurring sources of revenue.


Cancer Treatment Centers of America earns award

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., has received the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons.


Calvary students attend clinic at PPL Park

TruMark Financial sponsored a soccer clinic for 100 students from Our Lady of Calvary School at PPL Park in Chester. Philadelphia Union coaches offered training advice, and player Richie Marquez demonstrated strategic moves and signed autographs. Our Lady of Calvary raises awareness about financial literacy throughout the school and community. The school partners with TruMark in the annual Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser.


Around town: June 10, 2015

Bethesda Church to host carnival


AOH to host Family Fun Day

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Danubia, 1277 Southampton Road in Somerton.


Event to aid trap/neuter/return programs is Sunday

Best Friends Animal Society and Handcraft Workshop have partnered for an upcoming event to support their trap/neuter/return programs. The event will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Handcraft Workshop, 7224 Germantown Ave. Volunteers are needed to cut fabric, pin, iron and fold completed trap covers. These covers help keep community cats calm in TNR traps so their journeys to the spay/neuter clinic and back to their outdoor homes are less stressful. If you’re interested in helping this cause, email philadelphiacats@bestfriends.org or call 215-913-6013.


Thomas concedes nomination in Democratic primary for City Council

Isaiah Thomas last week called Helen Gym to concede the fifth and final nomination in the Democratic primary for City Council at-large. 


Start your engines

98.1 WOGL and American Heritage Federal Credit Union recently hosted their 12th annual Car Show. Proceeds from the event benefited The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Scholarship winners honored

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently announced its scholarship winners. The Elizabeth McCloskey Memorial Scholarship went to Regina Moran and Dominque Labovitz. The John C. Sullivan Jr. Memorial Scholarship was given to Christopher Zelenenki and Joseph McHugh III. In all, $12,000 was given to the winning students. The students were honored at a ceremony at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39 hall. 


PennDOT supervisor gives update on Pennypack Circle project

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation construction engineer delivered condolences and a pep talk last week to a group of Northeast residents whose proximity to the Pennypack Circle reconstruction project has been a source of near constant headaches for months.