The Northeast Times had a very difficult time choosing a winner in our Christmas decorating contest.
Verizon last week donated a total of $22,500 to three local schools.
Doing their part: Students at Archbishop Ryan High School presented Cheryl Mrazik, of Catholic Relief Services, with a $2,500 check to assist in the rebuilding in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Students raised money by organizing a dress-down day and a Halloween candy sale.
Sights of the season: The Community Life Improvement Program, the Major Artery Revitalization Committee and the Holmesburg Recreation Center Advisory Council sponsored a Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 8. Santa Claus posed for pictures and there was face painting, a balloon magician and snacks. PHOTOS: ALICE DIGNAM
PJP Marketplace, a retail store specializing in bulk groceries and food service equipment and supplies, recently opened at Shelly’s Plaza, at 8914 Frankford Ave. (at Academy Road).
Nadia needs a forever home
The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.
The Times’ 68th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund is helping local families during the holiday season.
Thursday, Dec. 22
Christmas Masses at BVM