The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently awarded its 2014 Tacony Youth Grant Award to the St. John Neumann Youth Group, based at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The grant was for $1,000. It was presented to Michael Hogan Jr., the group founder and director. The ceremony took place at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39 hall, at 7229 Tulip St. For information, visit www.jcmcccftacony.org
Hamilton Disston Elementary School principal Kari Hill spoke at last week’s Tacony Civic Association meeting, mentioning that there are 881 students in the school, which educates kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The 93-year-old building, at 6801 Cottage St., was designed for 650 kids.
Loathing in Tacony: Members of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire hold a recruiting rally in front of the Tacony Library Branch on Torresdale Avenue. Police had to shield the recruiters — who want to promote a white Christian way of life — after residents in the neighborhood gathered with reactions of anger and disgust. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS