The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.
A number of local community groups are setting agendas for meetings this month.
— Hurricane Sandy was bad — very, very bad — but Northeast Philly fared much better than other areas on the East Coast.
— The Castor Avenue business corridor in Rhawnhurst is not what it used to be back in the good old days. With vigorous efforts to revitalize the area, however, hope is just around the corner.