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Around Town: January 6, 2016

St. Martha Parish celebrating 50th

Aria to pay $3 million to resolve alleged violations of False Claims Act

Aria Health Systems Inc., operator of Aria hospitals in Frankford, Torresdale and Bucks County, has agreed with the U.S. Attorney to pay more than $3 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act.

Schools plan information on financial aid

The guidance departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools will sponsor a financial aid night on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Hubert, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.

Scholarships available

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) announced that the City of Philadelphia will sponsor 50 college scholarships for graduating high school seniors. The deadline for applications is Feb. 19, 2015.

Scholars: December 30, 2015

The following area residents are among the 475 students graduating from Millersville University: Jessica Agger, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Amanda Allison, with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Level Education; Sarah Balsley, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography; and Julia Sides, with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood and Special Education.

Parade to show off Philadelphia’s diversity

The 2016 Philadelphia Mummers Parade steps off on Friday with a new Philadelphia Division designed to reflect the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity.

PA CareerLink on Red Lion Road closing its doors

On Thursday, the PA CareerLink center located at 3210 Red Lion Road will close. 

Nelms hits campaign trail for 170th Legislative District seat

The campaign in the 170th Legislative District is starting to take shape.

A look back: 2015

It’s not every year that a pope comes to visit the Northeast.

Literacy commission seeks volunteers for agency

Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown, assistant director of communications for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, encouraged members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association to volunteer for the agency. Sharpe-Brown spoke at the Dec. 21 meeting. The commission’s motto is “Because Adult Learning Works.”