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Touring the Baxter water treatment plant on State Road

Drew Brown, an environmental engineer and the longtime manager of public education programs for the Philadelphia Water Department, last week led a group of more than 25 people on a tour of the Samuel...

Cartoons brought to the forefront at Catholic exhibit

It’s a scary sight. Bishops, depicted to look like alligators, descend upon the shores of America, ready to devour fearful children. The background is dominated by a building resembling the Vatican. Thomas Nast’s anti-Catholic cartoon, which...

City Council hopefuls descend on Somerton

It was an election-themed night at the Somerton Civic Association’s Oct. 8 meeting. First, there was a demonstration of the new voting machines. Then, 11 City Council candidates pitched themselves to residents about a month...

Former Eagle Landeta comes to Mayfair for pre-game tailgate

Former Eagles punter Sean Landeta was at Frankford and Cottman avenues on Sunday, as the Mayfair Business Improvement District sponsored a pre-game tailgate party before the Eagles lost to the Minnesota Vikings. The WIP Go...

Around Town

Concert at St. William The St. William Concert Series will continue on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. with a performance by classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff. The concert will take place at the church, 6200 Rising...

Local groups announce upcoming trips

SISTERHOOD OF CONGREGATIONS OF SHAARE SHAMAYIM New York. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Tootsie. $190, which includes a theater ticket, snacks and bus transportation to New York and back to the synagogue, 9768 Verree Road. Details...


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Maternity BVM • Class of 1984. 35th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 16. 7 p.m. to midnight. Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe, 9242 N. Delaware Ave. Dinner, open bar, live music by Mike Masse, Quizzo, giveaways and raffle...

Murt to speak in Washington about female genital mutilation

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation announced that state Rep. Tom Murt (R-152nd dist.) will be keynote speaker at Walk to End FGM in Washington, D.C. “It is such an honor to be part of this important...

St. Christopher teachers donate to home for crisis pregnancies

Teachers at St. Christopher Elementary School in Somerton took part in the ninth annual tradition of donating diapers, formula, clothing and other baby items to support young mothers and babies at the Blessed Margaret...

NEPHN talks Hannah Penn for William’s 375th birthday

Attendees at Northeast Philadelphia History Network’s October meeting heard about Hannah Penn, William Penn’s wife who helped manage business affairs in his absence.
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