Around Town

Roosevelt’s Madinga Dweh, director of nursing, is pictured getting the red-carpet treatment.

Front line workers recognized

Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center recognized the dedication and hard work of the doctors, nurses and front-line healthcare professionals at the skilled nursing facility in Philadelphia by rolling out a red carpet. Members of the operational team clapped and cheered as these real-life heroes entered the facility.

Located at 7800 Bustleton Avenue, Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. ••

Lincoln senior wins scholarship

TruMark Financial Credit Union used an essay format and Zoom interview for its annual Financial Jeopardy competition for graduating high school seniors.

The winner of the $5,000 grand prize was Justice Passé, of Abraham Lincoln High School. Passé plans to attend Albright College in the fall and study accounting and finance with a minor in entrepreneurship.

“TruMark Financial’s generous scholarship opportunity alleviated the daunting thought of student loan debt. I can now focus more on my academics than the worries of trying to finance college and ultimately focus on helping my community. This scholarship created the foundation to a road of financial freedom,” Passé said. ••

Henon, Domb supporting restaurant reopenings

City Councilmen Bobby Henon and Allan Domb are introducing legislation to support restaurants and small businesses as they reopen following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

The two bills would allow for expanded hospitality services while maintaining safe, healthy operations.

One bill would authorize sidewalk cafes until Dec. 31.

The other bill would authorize the Department of Streets to permit closures of all or portions of a street until Dec. 31. The idea would be to help businesses that have limited indoor capacity due to the pandemic.

Many in the restaurant industry and small business leaders support the legislation. ••

Blood drive Thursday at Loudenslager

American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, June 11, from 1 to 6 p.m.

To set up an appointment, call 215-728-9412. ••

City COVID fund gets big donation

The Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund, dedicated to providing financing for projects that promote economic development in southeastern Pennsylvania, donated $250,000 to Philadelphia’s PHL COVID-19 fund.

DVREDF donated a total of $1.25 million, with Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties also receiving an equal amount.

In addition, the nonprofit organization donated another $2 million for its back-to-business loan program to support a wide range of businesses in need. The fund will be evenly divided among the five counties.

DVREDF is working with county governments and economic development organizations to meet the most critical needs for each area.

Details on partnerships and how to apply for loans will be shared as they are finalized. ••

Maternity BVM holding school registration

Maternity BVM Catholic School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., is accepting new students for the 2020-21 academic year.

New students can come on Tuesday, June 23, or Wednesday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to register in person at the school.

To set a time, call 215-908-3329. ••