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Former journalist recalls working for Pope Paul VI at Paul’s Run gathering

Edward Eisen described himself as a “newspaper guy” in the early 1970s when he was asked to handle public relations for Pope Paul VI’s 1976 visit to Philadelphia.

Cancer benefit is Saturday

A benefit will take place on Saturday, March 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Red Rooster Inn, 7960 Dungan Road, for cancer patient Beth Rakowski. 

Benefit will help fund statue honoring local veteran

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will perform on Friday, March 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Michael Crescenz VFW Post 2819, 6850 Martins Mill Road (at Longshore Avenue) in Lawndale.

Around town: March 4, 2015

See how maple syrup is made

Ward leaders back Morales over Sanchez

Democratic ward leaders in the 7th Councilmanic District last week endorsed challenger Manny Morales over Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez.

VFW awards student essayists

Timothy Walton appreciates America’s veterans because they risked their lives to protect the nation’s freedom. Michael Carroll admires veterans because they fight for what they believe. Farah Nasher looks to veterans as inspirational role models.

St. Christopher to host Turn Back the Clock fundraiser

Alumni of St. Christopher School and parents of students are invited to the Turn Back the Clock adult social fundraiser at the school’s Trainer Hall, 13305 Proctor Road in Somerton. 

Some water mains to be replaced in Northwood and Frankford

Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio last week told residents that some water mains will soon be replaced in Northwood and Frankford.

School Reform Commission approves new MaST school

John F. Swoyer III received some good news from the School Reform Commission last week, but it came with a little uncertainty.

RSVP to celebrate March for Meals Month

RSVP/Philadelphia, based at the Klein JCC at 10100 Jamison Ave., will celebrate March For Meals Month with a month-long series of events and activities beginning on March 6. The salute is part of the annual campaign by the Meals On Wheels Association of America.