Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony on Tuesday night criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.
The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.
The Mayfair Business Association has voted to oppose a bid by Kingdom Life Christian Center to seek a special exemption to operate a church, day care and food bank at 6325 Frankford Ave., in the former Devon Theater.
Helen Gym, a Democratic candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is urging Council to meet the School District of Philadelphia’s full $105 million request by providing sustainable, recurring sources of revenue.
Isaiah Thomas last week called Helen Gym to concede the fifth and final nomination in the Democratic primary for City Council at-large.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last month honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
The Danny Craige Foundation provided the funding for a new scoreboard at the St. Martin of Tours gymnasium.
While Jim Kenney easily won last week’s Democratic mayoral primary with 56 percent of the vote, his numbers were even better in the 14 Northeast wards.
Joe Sestak, a former congressman who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, is calling for more investment in infrastructure.
Jim Kenney, Lisa Deeley and John Sabatina Jr. score big victories, while Ed Neilson loses his reelection bid.