Northeast denizens who for weeks have been wondering how to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his sojourn to a local prison, or how to avoid the typical traffic snarls, have instead been getting a hard lesson in intergovernmental protocols — some may prefer to call it red tape.
The National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., will celebrate the World Meeting of Families with a papal visit exhibit, tours and extended museum hours.
Northeast Catholic churches announce special events and celebrations in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit.
Philadelphia Prison System staff and inmates have designed a handcrafted chair that will be presented as a gift to Pope Francis during his visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday, Sept. 27.
A Somerton family is chosen to greet Pope Francis at the airport next weekend.
The wait was over for dozens of Somerton residents on Sept. 8 as they finally got the opportunity to vent publicly about two neighborhood problems.
Remembering the victims of 9/11: Mission BBQ, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., hosted a remembrance ceremony in its parking lot in memory of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A singing of the national anthem started the service, where people gathered to pay their respects and take a moment of silence. Mounted police and bagpipers were also in attendance.
A memorial celebration service was held on Saturday for Patricia M. Worthington Stopper, a local historian and member of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.
The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently held a memorial plaque dedication for Joseph C. “Goople” McCloskey.
The Holmesburg Civic Association last week put off a vote on a businessman’s proposal to open a food truck at his property at 7600 State Road.