The 11th annual Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Fund Home Run Derby will take place on Saturday, June 6, at George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10. The cost is $25.
State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.
Last summer, I started a program called Philly Play right here in the Northeast. I did so because I was concerned about both the lack of access and information surrounding active play and the growing rate of childhood obesity in our city. We held play-oriented events around the 6th District, hosted community conversations around play and health and ended with a block-long street festival for families.