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Memorial Day ceremony

The public is invited to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at noon at the Charles J. Glenn III Memorial, at Marlborough and Wildey streets in Fishtown. The event will feature the Vietnam Veterans Society and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums. ••

North Catholic reunion

Northeast Catholic Class of 1969 will meet on May 13 at 2 p.m. at Port Richmond Pub, 2601 E. Venango St. (at Almond Street). There will be a cash bar and food. To RSVP, contact Jack Devine (Jdnorth69@gmail.com or 215-379-3303); Tom Jordon (fishmantom@comcast.net); or Leo Filewicz (215-292-7193). ••

Register for Boscov’s sale

Boscov’s has opened registration for its Friends Helping Friends fundraiser. Merchandise will be 25 percent off, in-store only, on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Customers will receive a shopping pass after donating $5 to a participating nonprofit.

“Each year, over 3,000 nonprofit organizations participate in this event and raise over $2 million in donations,” said Jim Boscov, chairman and CEO. “It’s our most aggressive promotion of the year and we do it to encourage donations to the organizations so critical to the communities we serve.”

To learn more and to register, go to boscovs.com/friendshelpingfriends. ••

Realtors endorse Domb

The Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors endorsed Democratic candidate Allan Domb to be the next mayor of Philadelphia.

“Allan Domb is clearly the best candidate with the leadership qualities our city needs right now in a mayor,” said GPAR president Roderick Walker. “I have seen his leadership in action and I know he is the candidate most qualified to address public safety, expand access to affordable housing and support business growth and opportunity. Realtors depend on public safety and economic growth, and Allan has the record and vision to deliver and improve our city. With Allan Domb as mayor, Philadelphians will have a true fighter in City Hall.”

Domb has more than 40 years of experience in the housing market. In City Council, he led efforts to pass protections to help homeowners stay in their homes by cracking down on predatory and deceitful schemes offering “low cash” for properties. To help protect homeowners, sustain neighborhoods and increase generational wealth, Domb passed a homeowner protection law that offers residents support and resources to safeguard their home equity. If elected, he will utilize city property ownership to expand access to affordable housing. ••

Jane Fonda endorses McIllmurray

The Jane Fonda Climate PAC endorsed Democrat Amanda McIllmurray for City Council at large. The PAC previously endorsed Helen Gym for mayor.

“The fossil fuel industry and corporations that profit off of destroying our climate pour millions of dollars into our elections each year. While Americans are consistently voting with the climate in mind, our elected officials are not,” Fonda said. “That is why I am laser-focused on supporting candidates who will be climate champions in office, and why I’m incredibly excited to support Amanda McIllmurray for City Council at large. Like me, Amanda has been arrested fighting against the fossil fuel industry and for climate justice. And just like me, she knows that we must take immediate and decisive action to avert climate catastrophe at every level of government.” ••

Former Mayor Green is for Domb

Former Mayor Bill Green endorsed Allan Domb to be Philadelphia’s 100th mayor.

“I know [Allan’s] got the ability, the brains, the tenacity. He’s beholden to none, accountable to all and with a distinguished public service record behind him – with the most detailed plans to fix this city,” Green said in a video. “He is the best candidate left in this race. I am for him. I don’t think it’s a close call.”

Green, 84, served from 1980-83.

“I am so pleased to receive Mayor Green’s endorsement today, because not only does he love Philadelphia like I do, but he knows what the job of being mayor is — and how tough it will be for the next mayor to fix our city because he led us through the worst we’ve ever seen,” Domb said. “Like the Green family, I am committed to Philadelphia, doing what is the right thing and putting our fiscal house in order so we can continue to invest in our people and the city’s future.” ••

Andy Kim endorses Gym

U.S. Rep. Andy Kim endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Helen Gym.

“Helen Gym was one of the first people that I met when I started on my path in politics. She was encouraging and supportive of the need for good public servants to step up,” Kim said. “I support Helen because she embodies that sentiment that engagement matters, and she has inspired many people to roll up their sleeves. Helen represents a new generation of AAPI leaders that are focused on building coalitions and strengthening communities and I’m excited to see what more she can do for the people of Philadelphia.”

Gym has also been endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Congressmen Jamaal Bowman and Greg Casar, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Pramila Jayapal and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, state Sen. Nikil Saval, Councilwomen Kendra Brooks and Jamie Gauthier, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Tarik Khan and Rick Krajewski, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, UNITE HERE Philadelphia, AFSCME DC 47, Working Families Party, AFT Pennsylvania, Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance, Sunrise Movement, Our Revolution, Teamsters Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division, Teamsters Local 623 (UPS and delivery workers), Reclaim Philadelphia, One Pennsylvania, Make the Road Action, United We Dream Action, AAAFund, AAPI Victory Fund, Sierra Club, Food and Water Action, Conservation Voters of PA, People’s Action, Grid Magazine, Amistad Movement Power, Straight Ahead, Free the Ballot, Philly Neighborhood Networks, United Academics of Philadelphia AFT Local 9608, Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, Temple Association of University Professional, Temple University Graduate Students’ Association, 24th Ward Democrats, 18th Ward Democrats, First Ward Democrats, Second Ward Democrats, Ward 39A Democrats and Riverward Area Democrats. ••

Sanchez endorses women

Former mayoral candidate Maria Quinones Sanchez issued the following endorsements: City Council at large: Erika Almirón, Rue Landau, Katherine Gilmore Richardson, Luz Colon; district council: Quetcy Lozada, Cindy Bass; election commissioner: Lisa Deeley; sheriff: Rochelle Bilal; Common Pleas Court: Damaris García, Samantha Williams, Chesley Lightsey, Kay Yu. Sanchez previously endorsed Cherelle Parker for mayor. ••

Sanchez supports Parker

Former mayoral candidate Maria Quinones Sanchez has endorsed Cherelle Parker in the Democratic primary, citing her experience as a state representative and district councilwoman.

“I have said for years that the 100th mayor of Philadelphia will be a woman. Today, I go one step further and say that the 100th mayor of Philadelphia should be Cherelle Parker. Cherelle has the lived experience that is essential to leading our city at this time. Philadelphians can see themselves in her,” Sanchez said. ••

Squad member backs Gym

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts, endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Helen Gym.

“Helen Gym governs with empathy and compassion,” she said. “She is a coalition builder, an educator and an organizer. We have known each other for many years and I know that Helen Gym will be an effective and visionary mayor who centers the people always. Philadelphia deserves a mayor who works to make the city a place where everyone’s needs are met and their dreams realized. Helen will do just that.” ••

Khan endorses Gym

State Rep. Tarik Khan endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Helen Gym.

“I’m endorsing Helen Gym to be the next mayor of Philadelphia,” Khan said. “Our city is at a crossroads and the next mayor elected will determine which direction we go in. Helen and I share a vision that prioritizes access to health care, investments in our school communities and real public safety. We need a proven leader in City Hall full of energy and new ideas and who isn’t afraid to stand up to the status quo. Time and time again, Helen’s record of standing with the community for what’s right shows that she is willing to take on big fights and deliver for working families. Her leadership on the Emergency Housing Protection Act during the pandemic, which kept thousands of families in their homes, absolutely saved lives. As a Philadelphia nurse, I know this is the type of holistic approach our city needs to heal the many areas that are broken, and one of many reasons to vote for Helen Gym in the primary.” ••

AOC endorses Gym

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Helen Gym.

“Helen isn’t afraid to take on tough fights or go up against big special interests. And when she does, she wins,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “She’s delivered real results for her constituents – making communities safer, housing more affordable and public schools stronger. I am proud to endorse her.” ••

Bernie endorses Gym

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Helen Gym.

“Helen Gym is a fighter for working families,” Sanders said. “She has fought for strong public education, legislation to protect tenants’ rights and healthcare for all. I am proud to endorse her campaign for mayor of Philadelphia.”

In 2019, Gym and Sanders wrote a joint op-ed about the fight to keep Hahnemann Hospital, which served Philadelphia’s lowest-income and highest-need communities, open.

A former school teacher, she is running on a Green New Deal for Schools agenda that would modernize and renovate Philadelphia’s hazardous school facilities. ••

Polka party on May 21

The sixth annual spring polka party will take place on Sunday, May 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road.

The TKO Band, from Baltimore, will perform. There will be a cash bar and a Polish kitchen.

Tickets cost $15.

For tickets or more information, contact John at 215-906-1825 or polishhome@gmail.com. ••

Adult, teen programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering adult and teen programs.

Crochet Circle, for adults of all experience, will meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on May 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Chess Club will meet on Mondays from 4-6 p.m. on May 15 and 22. Beginners are welcome, chess boards included.

Luck of the Irish will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. There will be traditional Irish songs, music, stories and dancing.

Philadelphia Legal Assistance: Bankruptcy, Debt and Small Claims Resource Table will take place on Tuesday, May 23, from 3-5 p.m. At the resource table, you can talk with an expert and learn how to access legal aid and the next steps you can take with a legal issue.

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Children’s programs at Richmond Library

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering children’s programs.

Preschool Storytime and Play Group will meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. on May 10, 17, 24 and 31. Join Ms. Meghan for stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Stay after Storytime to play. Siblings welcome.

Read, Baby, Read Storytime and Play Group will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. on May 11, 18 and 25. Join Ms. Meghan for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for babies with caregivers. Stay after Storytime to play. Siblings welcome.

The Secrets of Magic with Ran’D Shine will take place on Thursday, May 11, at 4 p.m. All ages welcome.

Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program is in session Mondays through Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. LEAP is a free, drop-in afterschool program that offers homework help and activities for students in grades K-12 every day after school.

Call 215-685-9992. ••

Fencing open house

The Bucks County Academy of Fencing, 1713 Bethlehem Pike in Hatfield, will hold an open house on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be demonstrations, prizes, food, drawings, giveaways and a replica historic sword display. Call 215-862-6112 or visit bcaf.com. ••

50th reunion

Northeast Catholic High School Class of ‘73 will hold its 50th reunion on June 1, from 6-10 p.m., at Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville. Tickets cost $73, payable to NC-73 Reunion. Mail to Mike Kaiser, 14014 Napier St., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline is May 22. Cost includes appetizers, full buffet, dessert and open bar. ••

Wildwood days in June

The Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Wildwood from June 5-9.

The cost is $650 and includes round-trip transportation; four nights at Oceanfront Hotel; four full breakfasts and dinners; a visit to historic Smithville and Cape May; and a dolphin watch cruise.

The trip is for people 55 and older. Contact Geneva Scafe at gscafe@lshphilly.org or 215-426-8610, Ext. 1206. ••

Trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan

The Polish American Cultural Center Museum volunteers are sponsoring a 7-day, 6-night trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan from July 9-15. The trip consists of a ferry ride to Mackinac Island, two nights at the Grand Hotel, a horse-drawn carriage ride and visits to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the Henry Ford Museum and the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. The price includes bus transportation, hotels, six breakfasts, six dinners, a buffet luncheon at the Grand Hotel, admission to all attractions, baggage handling, taxes and gratuities. Call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700. ••

Bingo 3 times a week

The Ukrainian Cathedral, at Brown and Franklin streets, hosts bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games start at 6:30. Call 215-829-8103. ••

Rema in concert

Rema will make a stop at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on July 16.

Tickets are available at heisrema.com. ••

Entertainer coming to Fillmore

Comedian, actor and radio host Corey Holcomb announced his upcoming The Book of Coreythians Chapter 1 Tour.

The 11-show run includes a stop at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Friday, Sept. 8.

Tickets are available at livenation.com. ••

Comedienne to perform at Fillmore

Comedienne Michelle Wolf will bring her It’s Great to be Here tour to The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Tickets are available at MichelleIsAWolf.com. ••

6LACK coming to Fillmore

Musical artist 6LACK will perform at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Nov. 16.

For more information, visit vipnation.com. ••

Lane closure on Frankford Avenue

PennDOT announced that the Philadelphia Water Department has begun utility construction on Frankford Avenue.

Through Wednesday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a weekday lane closure is scheduled on Frankford Avenue between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street.

All scheduled activities are weather dependent. ••

Go see Mamma Mia!

The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Mamma Mia! from June 2-4 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St., or on Venmo @TheStarplayers. For more information, contact director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714 or Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••

Upcoming cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that will sail Oct. 6-17, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••

Cruise the Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or fkevin910@comcast.net. ••

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••

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