Residents had every reason not to attend the June 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association. It was the group’s final monthly meeting before its annual summer recess. The agenda was pretty light. Rain was falling in buckets.
During the course of a year, police officers can encounter some pretty wild situations. For Officer Timothy Taylor of the Northeast’s 7th district, wild became almost routine in 2013.
May was Older Americans Month — an annual opportunity to recognize senior citizens across the country while continuing to create a better quality of life for the elderly population — and it was capped off with a celebration for the oldest residents of the community.
The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.
The 13th Congressional District race is down to swimming pool company owner Dee Adcock, a Republican, and Democratic state Rep. Brendan Boyle.
The primary election is set for Tuesday, May 20, and there are some hot races on the ballot.
Kent Lufkin, president and CEO of 3rd Fed Bank, was among six people honored last week at Community College of Philadelphia’s 15th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards The awards are presented for outstanding contributions to higher education and the local community. Lufkin was honored with the Business Award.
Abraham Lincoln High School senior Brandon McKenna last week organized an assembly for juniors and seniors to encourage them to register to vote.
Lynne Millard, principal at Burholme’s Kennedy Crossan Elementary School, last week received a Pennsylvania House of Representatives citation from state Rep. Brendan Boyle for winning the Lindback Distinguished Principal Leadership Award.