Northeast Times

Story Archive July 20 2011

It’s a bewitching literary debut

Lori J. Schiele, a 40-year-old from Somerton, likes to say that she’s never far from paper and pen.

It’s a bewitching literary debut

A Far Northeast author’s first novel is rooted in something she knows plenty about … Wicca, and the practice of witchcraft.

Hot shots

The Penn Academy Summer Basketball League is giving local hoopsters an opportunity to play all summer long.

Hitting her stride

“I worked my hardest and did everything I could. I didn’t think I’d come back and do as well as I did, but I did work for it. And I’m proud of what I accomplished.” —Sarah Hammer

Good health better than a deadline deal for Phils

For major-league baseball teams looking to make a run at the World Series this year, July 31 could be an important date. 

Football camp in Frankford helps local youth win big

The Youth Development Mentoring Program recently celebrated the 2011 graduation ceremony for the Youth Development Speed and Agility Football Camp, a six-week training program that taught football basics to children in the Frankford community. Curtis “Boonah” Brinkley, of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, was a surprise special guest at the event, which was held at the Frankford Chargers Field on July 13. Only in its second year, the Speed and Agility Football Camp has built a solid reputation throughout the Northeast. This year’s camp included 120 athletes ages 5 through 13. In addition to football drills, the camp offered comprehensive character building with emphasis on academics, discipline, respect, dedication, teamwork and leadership.

Battle looms over planned methadone clinic

As opposition mounts in Mayfair and Holmesburg to a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave., there are plenty of unanswered questions.

Longtime Democratic ward leader Stack dies

When Chris Drumm became 63rd Ward Democratic leader in the late 1980s, he asked predecessor Scott Becker for some advice.

Remembering Frank Rizzo

Philadelphians either loved or hated Frank L. Rizzo’s outspoken ways, but his brother recalled a different side to the former mayor and police commissioner.

Police seek suspect, motive in Lawndale murder

Police are looking for a motive and suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Anthony Patterson, who was found on Monday inside a parked car in Lawndale.