Seventy relatives and friends of Bustleton resident Edith Murphy helped her celebrate her 100th birthday on June 28 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
At first, David Toledo famously said he wanted to break the hands of the guy who was slashing all of his Mayfair neighbors’ car tires in 2012. When a jury determined that Toledo was in fact the tire slasher, a city judge spared him with what some victims viewed as a slap on the wrist — probation.
Knights of Columbus St. Joseph the Worker Council 4215 recently dedicated a pavilion at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home, at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.
The Tacony Holmesburg Town Watch and the Community Life Improvement Program (CLIP) are sponsoring a cleanup on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Decades later, local veteran’s name is added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The students and staff at Stephen Decatur Elementary School in Parkwood can thank five dedicated senior citizens for seeing a litter-free area when they arrive for school each week.
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.
Building is believing: Twenty fourth-year apprentice carpenters took part in a competition at the Carpenters Training Facility, at 10401 Decatur Road, on May 1.