Northeast Philly has plenty of schools.
Emma Licsauer, an eighth-grade student at St. Christopher School in Somerton, has been named one of 35 Neumann Scholars in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 123 elementary schools and will receive free tuition to the Archdiocesan high school of her choice. Anne Hileman, senior program officer and scholarship programs coordinator at the Connelly Foundation, visited St. Christopher School on Dec. 8 to announce the award.
The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently awarded two scholarships during a ceremony at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip St. in Tacony.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored former athletes John Press, Bill Siegle and the late Tom Short with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
State Rep. Brendan Boyle on Tuesday won a surprisingly easy victory in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary, declaring victory at about 10 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters in the Far Northeast.
His parents lived only three blocks from each other on Shelmire Street in the Northeast. They met, married, and ultimately produced a son, Steve Pacek, who has gone on to accomplish much in the world of the theater.
The primary election is set for Tuesday, May 20, and there are some hot races on the ballot.
Sean Murphy’s childhood schoolyard game suddenly became a reality when he pitched in his first game for the Oakland Athletics during spring training on Monday, March 24, in a Cactus League game in Surprise, Ariz.