The Old-timers Bats and Balls As-so-ci-ation last week honored Tom McGuckin and the Russo family with the Wil-li-am “Pickles” Kennedy Award. The group con-sists of former ath-letes and of-fi-cials. Mem-bers meet four times a year at Randi’s Res-taur-ant & Bar, at 1619 Grant Ave. in Grant Plaza II in Bustleton.
Community leaders invited to Las Vegas to tour a Wynn casino similar to the one proposed for the River Wards; Port Richmond residents vote unanimously against a halfway house; Hinge Cafe temporarily closed, and more news in brief.
Father Judge High School senior Alexander Citerone was honored on Oct. 21 as the winner of a student essay contest sponsored by the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The contest asked students to write on the theme of “Uncovering Northeast Philly: What makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?”