At least three people were hospitalized, 56 evacuated and about 100 displaced as a result of a four-alarm apartment building fire in the Northeast’s Academy Gardens section on St. Patrick’s Day.
See a pothole, report a pothole
The Friends of Pennypack Park asks the public to help out with the group’s next recycling day on March 21 at Abraham Lincoln High School, as well as the first park cleanup day of the year on March 28 at the ballfield behind Nazareth Hospital.
Brian Wagner dressed up as Abraham Lincoln at Abraham Lincoln High School in celebration of the former president’s 206th birthday. The school handed out Tastykakes to students during lunch, while classmates took photos with Lincoln.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored three people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
Capt. Adam Friedman, the recently appointed commander of the 8th Police District, was the official guest speaker for the Holme Circle Civic Association meeting last Wednesday, but Rocky Balboa stole the show.
Holy Ghost Prep’s annual Jack Schott Memorial Holiday Tournament is named for one of its own, in a way.
Frankford Civic now meeting on Wednesdays
Scott Cummings, former president of the Mayfair Civic Association and the 15th Police District Advisory Council, died on Monday in Florida. He was 53.