Hesh’s, the Castor Avenue kosher bakery famed for its chocolate chip loaf, is closing, according to a sign on its window and a posting on its website.
Community supported agriculture might be on its way to the neighborhood.
Some astronauts from Northeast High are stuck up in space and waiting to come home.
The family of William Schwenger is asking the public for help in finding the missing 61-year-old Delaware County man.
Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School, 3033 Levick St. in Lower Mayfair, was honored last week as a winner of an art contest sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. The prizes included $250 for a classroom to spend on school supplies. PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, and personal finance expert Dominique Jenkins surprised the winners on the morning of Dec. 3. This fall, PFCU partnered with Philadelphia-area private and public schools to hold the second annual art competition designed to teach third- to fifth-grade students the importance of saving money at a young age. Hundreds of young artists submitted entries, and thousands of Philadelphians voted for the winners on the credit union’s Facebook page. The other winning school was St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia.
At just 9 years old, Bridesburg resident Ariana Candelarina has been collecting donations for the Pennsylvania SPCA to ensure that all animals are taken care of this holiday season.
A civic association leader plans a primary challenge to state Rep. Mark Cohen, who was first elected in 1974.
The Fishtown community has pitched in to help a young ballerina secure a place in a very important competition.
The Perzel Agency, an insurance firm at 7338 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair, is running a Facebook contest to award Christmas dinners to needy families in the Northeast. The contest runs from Dec. 2-16.