On May 21, Philadelphia celebrated the 15th Annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration in South Philadelphia. More than 100 local people, who will be 100 years of age or older in 2015, attended. They watched a magic show, listened to live music and enjoyed food and cake.
When my family and I first decided that I would run for elective office, we hit the streets hard. I personally knocked on thousands of doors with my family and friends throughout my Northeast district and beyond. My message was simple: We needed to make certain that the 169th district continued to have a strong voice in Harrisburg, and I was the best candidate to serve you. The efforts paid off. I gained your support and won the election to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. I will be forever grateful for your friendship and support.
The City of Philadelphia is accepting applications for prospective crossing guards. The deadline is March 21. Crossing guards are part-time and seasonal civil service employees who work under the supervision of the Philadelphia Police Department. General and bilingual crossing guards are being sought.
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?”
Mayor Nutter announced that SEPTA's buses, trolleys and regional rail lines would halt service overnight Sunday. Schools and city offices are closed today, and the region is drenched in heavy rains. The worst gusts of wind from the Category One hurricane were expected between 4 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Edward John Staniszewski, beloved Fishtown shoemaker and owner of Star Shoe Service for more than 60 years, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 12, at age 88 from complications of a stroke suffered in late March.