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Victory adds up

The Archbishop Ryan High School varsity mathletes recently captured the Archdiocesan championship for the 21st time in 24 years.


Toomey honored with Legislative Leader Award

The Humane Society awarded U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for his leadership on protecting animals and sponsoring pro-animal legislation.


‘Swingers club’ draws ire of Upper Holmesburg

A month-long buzz around Northeast Philadelphia rose to a boil last Thursday evening as hundreds of area residents packed the St. Dominic’s Church hall to learn and complain about a suspected “swingers” club in the community.


St. Hubert High School names new president

The Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lizanne Magarity-Pando as the president of St. Hubert High School. Pando succeeds Frank Farrell, who vacated the position of president in the spring of 2015 to assume the role of director of financial aid in the OCE.


Schools receive $210,000 donation

The Bridge Educational Foundation last week presented more than $210,000 in scholarship money to Philadelphia schools at a ceremony at St. Cecilia.


Sabatina finishes strong

Sen. John Sabatina Jr. seems to have edged past Rep. Kevin Boyle and Jared Solomon ousts longtime Rep. Mark Cohen in local election races.


Religious Events: April 27, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


Redevelopment plan gains approval

By a show of hands, about 400 of the 400 or so folks who attended last Thursday’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting were there to hear about a suspected swingers club in the neighborhood.


Providing nourishment

The need to feed: Students at Gilbert Spruance Public School recently helped package food to be donated to Stop Hunger Now as part of their Need in Deed school project. 


Protestant Home’s bid for three-story addition is approved

The Lawncrest Community Association last week unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Protestant Home for a three-story addition to its courtyard.