Northeast Times

Story Archive July 20 2011

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.


Letters to the editor July 21, 2011 edition

You won’t see this eyesore at the CEO’s home


Editorial: A job too big for Rigali

Cardinal Justin Rigali probably deserved better. He was just overwhelmed by a devil of a difficult time, a prelate lacking the power to change either perception or the course of things, and his resignation as archbishop is an appropriate response.


Church has space for PAL center

A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.


8th PDAC hosts barbecue for veterans

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road earlier this month to honor the vets’ service to the United States by sponsoring a barbecue for them.


O’Neill has bad feeling about ‘temporary’ tax

Councilman Brian O’Neill lost one big City Hall battle last month when his fellow Council members passed a second real-estate tax increase in as many years at the urging of Mayor Michael Nutter.


Tacony home overrun with cats leads to cruelty charge

Animal-cruelty charges have been filed against a Tacony woman after humane-enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA found 41 live cats and two dead ones inside her rowhouse on July 12.