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Holmesburg Civic Association gets I-95 update

Holmesburg Civic Association members last week listened to an update on I-95 construction from PennDOT officials Elaine Elbich and Harold Windisch.

Handful of Northeast vacants deemed unsafe

There are more than 100 vacant homes in Philadelphia that are in such bad shape that they should be torn down immediately, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said last week. They’re just too unsafe to leave standing, he said.

A day of service

The Holy Family University Day of Service marks the culmination of Charter Week 2015, celebrating the 61st anniversary of the university. Students, staff and faculty volunteered with nonprofit organizations to mark the occasion. Students volunteered for Philabundance in South Philadelphia, where they helped organize food

Capt. Palumbo announces his departure at 2nd PDAC session

It seems like just a couple years ago that Capt. Frank Palumbo took command of the Lower Northeast’s 2nd Police District.

Bustleton Bengals raise money needed for new gym

Vince Tarducci likes to joke that he’s the gym director of the Bustleton Bengals, an organization that has no gym. Maybe that’s more ironic than it is funny, but it won’t be either before long. 

Around town: February 18, 2015

Cop to host Town Hall meeting

Archdiocese launches campaign, hopes to raise $10 million

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has launched its annual Catholic Charities Appeal, as well as its 40th annual Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl campaign.

Voting is open for Friends of Pennypack Park button contest

The Friends of Pennypack Park is already gearing up for Earth Day 2015 and seeks the public’s help in choosing this year’s commemorative button that volunteers will wear during the annual Earth Day park cleanup.

Union boss criticizes report of fire department sex scandal

The president of the city firefighters’ union last week confirmed that seven of his members will face some sort of discipline because of their alleged sex involvement with a female paramedic.

SPIN opens new Pre-K Counts classroom

Special People In Northeast Inc. recently opened a new Pre-K Counts classroom at its Early Childhood Learning Center, 10521 Drummond Road.