Sensory Story Time at Torresdale Library and an African and Caribbean Autism Awareness Program in the Northeast are among a dozen projects throughout the city that received seed money funding from the Philadelphia Autism Project in partnership with Drexel University’s ASERT Collaborative.
A proposal to build a new credit union branch on the James D. Morrissey Inc. property dominated the agendas of two civic association meetings in the Northeast last week. Residents in East Torresdale unanimously rejected the plan on Jan. 12, while their neighbors in Upper Holmesburg postponed their Jan. 15 vote indefinitely.
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.