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Around Town: November 18, 2015

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Annual Thanksgiving parade to be held Sunday

The 39th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 22, starting at noon.

Among the elite

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame welcomes 15 inductees. 

Students, Cub Scouts give cleanup a boost

The Friends of Pennypack Park conducted one of their most successful litter removal activities ever on Oct. 24 as more than 40 volunteers joined workers from the city’s Water Department and CLIP to clean up 69 bags of trash from the Sandy Run area of the park.

Northeast vote proves decisive in Taubenberger win

Fox Chase’s Al Taubenberger is a city councilman-elect, and he has the Northeast to thank, according to a review of vote totals in the local 14 wards.

New book explores Tacony roots

A new historical book about the founding of Tacony also highlighted the 2015 Northeast Philadelphia History Fair on Saturday at Holy Family University.

Marvelous mushrooms

“All mushrooms are edible, some only once.”

Man on mission to fly American flag at all public city buildings

If you see an American flag flying at a public park or recreation center in Philadelphia, there’s a good chance you are looking upon the handiwork of Anthony Clark Sr.

Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce unveils new logo

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled a new logo at a “Meet the New President Breakfast” at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5.

Bustleton church completes stormwater gardens project

Bethesda Presbyterian Church unveiled Philadelphia’s newest stormwater gardens last Wednesday afternoon, a system of four planted water-retention basins that will allow the Bustleton congregation to reduce its impact on the city’s storm sewers while vastly reducing its water bills.