State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. Taylor will co-host the event with First Class Pharmacy (7316 Frankford Ave.) in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container, like the original bottle or a zip-top bag. They may not be disposed of loosely. Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container. Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.
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.
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.
Mick wants to play outside
Thursday, Sept. 3
Success in the classroom: Mayoral candidate Melissa Murray Bailey hands a graduation certificate to Angelo Ortiz during a graduation ceremony on Aug. 24 at the Northeast GED Center, 1928 Cottman Ave.
July 27 through Aug. 9
Italian festival is at Our Lady of Consolation
Face off: Several hundred local youth ice hockey players recently competed in a series of all-star games at the Wells Fargo Center. The boys, ages 4-15, were invited to play by Ed Snider, CEO of Comcast Spectacor. State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) dropped the opening puck for the Torresdale Hockey Club all-star game. Joining him in the ceremony were hockey club director Joel Schriver (right) and players Danny Mackley (left), Olivia Schriver (second from right) and Brian Christy (center).
Nancy loves playtime