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Adult-Education Classes Enrolling at 9 Community Schools in Philadelphia

Adult-Education Classes Enrolling at 9 Community Schools in Philadelphia

Thanks to a partnership with the Office of Adult Education, nine City-designated Community Schools will offer free adult education classes this fall to adult learners ages 16 and older. Enrollment is open now, and classes begin in September and early October. Adult learners can enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL), or an Adult […]

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Sep. 7- 42nd Ward Democratic Committee hosts Cookout at Vaird Boys & Girls Cl., 4800 Whitaker Ave., 12-4 p.m. Free food, fun, games, music, dancing. For info: Sharon Vaughn (215) 329-0462. Sep. 9- State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Older Adults Breakfast at S. Phila., Older Adult Ctr., 1430 E. Passyunk Ave., 9:30 -11 a.m. Free. […]

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City Announces Updates to PES Refinery Advisory Group

The City of Philadelphia today announced that the newly formed PES Refinery Advisory Group will hold four additional public meetings in August and September. This Advisory Group was established to gather the perspectives of different stakeholders and community members to inform City leaders on the impact of the closure of the PES refinery on Philadelphia […]

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Aug. 22- State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Back to School Event at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 1939 W. Venango St., 4-7 p.m. Free backpacks for first 150 people who register, grades K-8 who live in the 198th Legislative Dist. Must pre-register: Deborah Carn (215) 849-6426 or dcarn@pahouse.net. Aug. 22- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall […]

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Aug. 17- Teamsters host Unity Day at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m. Aug. 17- Operating Engineers host Shore Party at Flip Flopz, Bar & Grill, 106 W. Spruce Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m. Aug. 21- Councilman Al Taubenberger hosts Seniors Health & Resource Expo at Murphy Rec Ctr., […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Independents Will Test Strength in Council Races

BY JOE SHAHEELI This is the week that independent and third-party candidates for municipal office will find out if they will actually be allowed to run in the November general election. It looks like many of them will. By no later than tomorrow, all challenges to petitions filed by 10 councilmanic hopefuls will have been […]

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Aug. 17- State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Constituent District Day at Tustin Rec Ctr., 5901 W. Columbia Ave., 12-4 p.m. Basketball tournament, live music, games, raffles, giveaways, food & refreshments. Constituent services. For info: (215) 879-6625. Aug. 17- Teamsters host Unity Day at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m. Aug. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Can Toomey Pull the Trigger on Gun Control?

BY JOE SHAHEELI In the wake of this week’s horrific pair of mass shootings, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) moved decisively to do what few Republican politicians ever do: urge gun controls. He has done it before, in 2013. His measures failed then to persuade a Democratic-controlled Senate. It may seem even less likely now […]

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Aug. 14

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City Commissioner Lisa Deeley Hosts Birthday Party at the Palm, 200 S. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution Levels: Gold $1,000, Silver $500, Bronze $250. Payable to “Deeley 15,” P.O. Box 22535, Phila., PA 19110. For info: (215) 906-0339.    Send article as PDF   

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Aug. 15- State Sen. Christine Tartaglione hosts Community Picnic at Lawncrest Rec Ctr., 6000 Rising Sun Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. DJs, refreshments, back-to-school giveaways, child fingerprinting & vendors. Family-friendly and free. For info: (215) 533-0440. Aug. 16- State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Summer Soirée at Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., 5-9 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. […]

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