Police and fire football fundraiser
A fundraiser for the Philadelphia Police and Fire Football Club will take place on March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe, 9242 Delaware Ave.
Admission is free. There will be more than 60 vendors and crafters. DJ Wireless Mike will be playing music. The day will also include raffle baskets and other raffles. The cash for gold party buyer will be there to pay for old, broken and used jewelry, coins and flatware.
Maggie’s will offer food and drink specials. ••
Webinar Thursday on radiation oncology
On Thursday, March 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Redeemer Health will host a free, open-to-the-community webinar to provide information about radiation oncology therapy and the treatment process.
Presented by radiation oncologists Andrew Hollander and Sheena Jain, the webinar also will educate participants on radiation delivery methods, learn what is involved in planning a radiation treatment, and understand what to expect before, during and after treatment.
The virtual Zoom presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is required. To register, visit http://bit.ly/38SsC8I.
For more information on the Redeemer Health cancer program, visit www.holyredeemer.com/CancerCare. ••
Dollar sale still going on
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will hold a bag sale (fill a bag of clothing for $6) through March 26.
The shop will be closed March 28 through April 4, reopening Monday, April 5, fully restocked with spring and summer merchandise.
Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed Saturdays.
Call 215-624-9130. ••
More public schools reopening
City, school district and union officials announced Monday PreK through second-grade students in 22 additional schools will begin returning to school buildings for in-person learning on April 5.
PreK-2 teachers and support staff for these 22 schools will return to buildings March 24, to prepare for the return of young learners.
The list of 22 schools that will open April 5 includes Laura H. Carnell, Watson Comly, Fox Chase, John Hancock Demonstration School – Main Campus and Austin Meehan. ••
Hohenstein decries Georgia murders
State Rep. Joe Hohenstein expressed his disappointment in and concern for what he called the “dangerous” rhetoric and violence against “Asian American Pacific Islander” people.
Hohenstein reacted after the murder of eight people last week in Georgia. He said “six Asian women were mowed down by hate, misogyny and xenophobia.”
“The hate against Asian American Pacific Islander people did not start a year ago, and it’s not just committed by the type of people who would storm the U.S. Capitol with confederate flags on full display. What distresses and angers me to the core is the active participation and instigation of this bigotry by government officials like former President Trump … ,” he said.
The alleged killer has said he committed the crime, not because of race, but because he has a sex addiction and wanted to eliminate the temptation. Most or all of the women victims were Korean-Americans, not Chinese-Americans. ••
Bartos opposes ‘spending spree’
Jeff Bartos, a Republican candidate for Senate, described the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package as a “left-wing spending spree.”
Bartos said only 10 percent of the bill goes toward COVID relief and addressing the virus.
“Rather than providing COVID relief, Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer are bailing out failed governors like Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom and Tom Wolf, sending stimulus checks to illegal immigrants and prisoners, and funding sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood, along with various other liberal causes,” Bartos said. ••