Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown, assistant director of communications for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, encouraged members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association to volunteer for the agency. Sharpe-Brown spoke at the Dec. 21 meeting. The commission’s motto is “Because Adult Learning Works.”
State Sen. John Rafferty will now likely have no competition in the Republican primary for attorney general.
Former congressman Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, last week hosted a town hall event at World Affairs Council in Center City.
The HellRaisers Motorcycle Club will be donating toys for less-fortunate families at an event on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gibbons Police Athletic League, at Rising Sun and Longshore avenues.
Veteran educators named new co-interim principals at George Washington High.
Stan’s Health Foods, which opened in 1984 at 7161 Frankford Ave. (at Wellington Street), will ring in the new year with a move to a new location in the neighborhood.
Members at the recent Mayfair Business Association meeting, held at Cottman Beverage, discussed issues such as a Christmas decorating contest, unruly Abraham Lincoln High School students and safety poles placed on the 3500 block of Ryan Ave. (at Leon Street) to prevent motorists from going the wrong direction on the one-way street. The group also promoted a couple of upcoming events.
The Father Judge Crusaders entered their Thanksgiving game with the Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters licking their wounds on a couple of fronts.
Grover Dill will almost certainly be getting coal in his stocking this Christmas.
Former congressman Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is calling on Republican Sen. Pat Toomey to cosponsor a bill that will ensure Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam receive the benefits and treatment to which they are entitled.