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State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week held a news conference at his campaign headquarters, 1528 Walnut St., to offer recommendations to close the School District of Philadelphia’s gap.
Brian Wagner dressed up as Abraham Lincoln at Abraham Lincoln High School in celebration of the former president’s 206th birthday. The school handed out Tastykakes to students during lunch, while classmates took photos with Lincoln.
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and former City Councilman Jim Kenney, who are seeking the Democratic mayoral nomination, are both excited that Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School hosted the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Monday. Members of the community enjoyed a free breakfast along with youth performances and community information.
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union recently presented the Delaware Valley Veterans Home with a $1,000 donation to help support the variety of personalized services and recreational programs available to residents. The donation came from proceeds raised from PFCU’s inaugural Custom & Classic Benefit Car Show in October.
On May 1, a landmark that long has dominated the Northeast Philadelphia skyline will go dark, and when the lights fade away at what once had been the Nabisco bakery at Roosevelt Boulevard and Byberry Road, almost 300 jobs will disappear.
President Barack Obama signed a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.
November’s election was an overwhelming rejection of the status quo in Washington. The results yielded a nine-seat gain for Republicans in the Senate – the biggest swing in 34 years – and the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928.
Pat Toomey, For the Times
| January 7, 2015 |