The Rev. Al Masluk, pastor at St. Martha Catholic Church, was looking for a way to beautify a large patch of grass outside the chapel.
The folks at the Whosoever Gospel Mission like to say they’ve been giving hope and changing lives since 1892.
The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.
— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.
The Mayfair Business Association will present the 36th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, which will kick off at noon this Sunday at Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street.
The Lawncrest Community Association celebrated Veterans Day on Sunday morning with a ceremony in the grove at Lawncrest Recreation Center.
Hundreds of people turned out recently for a block party to mark the 35th anniversary of the opening of the first Chickie’s & Pete’s.
The 10th Councilmanic District has been added to a pilot program that permits residents and small businesses to place their trash out for collection two hours earlier for the next five months.
— In NE Philly, no surprises in races for Congress and state House and Senate seats.
Next week is the deadline for Philadelphians to apply for a homestead exemption, which was created to lessen the impact of potential increases in property taxes.