Community leaders in the Northeast will hold a march and four large public gatherings in conjunction with the annual National Night Out for Town Watch groups next Monday and Tuesday. Organizers also encourage residents to gather informally in smaller, more localized settings to show their advocacy for public safety and solidarity with police.
Thursday, July 28
Not many people can say that they have impacted the lives of thousands of people.
When the National Weather Service declares an Excessive Heat Warning, thePhiladelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline – 215-765-9040 dash; is up and running, fielding calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat blasting the region. In the latest activation, the Heatline will operate Sat., July 23, from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sun., July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; and Mon., July, 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heat index values for Saturday are expected to be 100 and 105 on Monday.
An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.
Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.
The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors.
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.
City Councilman Bobby Henon invites the community to attend a public forum addressing “digital inclusion” and featuring Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the offices of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s nonprofit community access television provider.