A generous donation: Tompkins VIST Bank and the Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers last week donated $1,000 to Fox Chase Elementary School for books for the school library. The donation was made during a Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at VIST, at 8000 Verree Road (at Rhawn Street) in Fox Chase. ••
Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.
The Fox Chase Homeowners Association has invited residents of the entire Northeast to take part in a mayoral candidates forum on Friday, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fox Chase Elementary School, 500 Rhawn St.
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Members of the organic, farm-fresh produce industry have been trying to establish a foothold in Northeast Philadelphia for years. Somerton’s Walker Lodge will be the site of one company’s newest attempt next spring.
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce honored Nazareth Hospital, businessman Rodney C. Sandmeyer and Dietz & Watson at its annual Accolades Awards celebration at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, in Feasterville.