Northeast Times

Story Archive August 31 2011

That ‘Dancing Fred’ is downright quackers

This is the story of how a 9-to-5er from Lawndale just couldn’t find happiness in his office cubicle. Now, as a tour guide, he’s happier than a Duck in the river.


His long journey was sobering eye-opener

His name is Peter Prusinowski.


Firefighters to host benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund

Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department community and the general public are invited to attend the Mr. Philly Benefit for Local 22 Widows’ Fund on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Kings Oak in the Piazza, 1001 N. Second St., in Northern Liberties.


Man and teen wounded in Frankford drive-by shooting

Two pedestrians were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in Frankford on Aug. 23.


Police have suspect in custody for 7-Eleven robbery

Philadelphia police on Monday announced last month’s arrest of a North Philadelphia man in connection with the armed robbery of a Mayfair 7-Eleven on May 7.


Pharmaceutical firm buys golf-course acreage

Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.


Tacony moves Conwell show, also preps for history day

In Tacony, the Tommy Conwell concert has been rescheduled while plans continue for the neighborhood’s annual history day festivities.


Broadway’s coming to Ner Zedek

The Broadway Sings concert production company has announced its lineup for the annual Labor Day concert at the Congregations of Ner Zedek, 7520 Bustleton Ave., in Rhawnhurst.


Play time in Mayfair

Community spirit and corporate generosity will soon yield a very special playground.


His job is fighting hate

As director of Philly’s office of the Anti-Defamation League, Barry Morrison is a fervent crusader against mankind’s insensitive ways.