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Holy Ghost Prep tournament honors longtime NE scorekeeper

Holy Ghost Prep’s annual Jack Schott Memorial Holiday Tournament is named for one of its own, in a way.

Holme Circle hosts annual holiday social

Members of the Holme Circle Civic Association joined the neighborhood’s elected officials in a holiday social at the local Dunkin’ Donuts on Dec. 17. The event has become an annual celebration for the civic association, replacing its regular monthly business meeting each December. Attendees enjoyed complimentary coffee and seasonal sweets.

Gillen drops out of race for mayor

Terry Gillen, a former city Redevelopment Authority executive, last week dropped out of the race for mayor.

Decorating contest winners announced

The Mayfair Civic Association recently presented awards to the three winning families in the annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest. Sixty neighborhood homeowners entered the contest. A panel of community leaders and businesspeople, including representatives from the Northeast Times, judged each decorated home on a scale of one to 12, representing the 12 days of Christmas.

Chamber honors recipients of Accolades Awards

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce honored Nazareth Hospital, businessman Rodney C. Sandmeyer and Dietz & Watson at its annual Accolades Awards celebration at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, in Feasterville.

Assaults with guns rise in 15th police district

Capt. John McCloskey had some high praise for a couple of his officers during the Dec. 29 meeting of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.

Around town: January 7, 2015

Frankford Civic now meeting on Wednesdays

Volunteer honored for work in Lawncrest

Steve Cartledge received a proclamation from state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and a citation from City Councilwoman Marian Tasco for his volunteer work heading the annual Lawncrest July 4th Celebration.

St. Cecilia students awarded scholarships

St. Cecilia Elementary School eighth-graders Mary Grace Meredith and Richard Nguyen have earned Neumann Scholarships, entitling them to full four-year scholarships to the archdiocesan high school of their choice. 

Pets of the Week: December 31, 2014

Whitney is wonderful