Story Archive July 27 2011

Game on!

Local youth athletes are taking street hockey to the rink with the Torresdale Summer Foot Hockey League.

A shining star

Brandon Spatz is receiving the all-star treatment. The Father Judge wide receiver was invited to Football University’s Top Gun All-Star Camp in Virginia.

Hall of Famer Gillick got the ball rolling for Phils

If you like the Phils on the field today, thank Pat Gillick.

Chips are up

A young lady from Torresdale hits it really big in a really big poker game.

Science and fun at Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center takes a look at the moon and its effect on water during their August Science Saturday events.

INSIDER: The War Within

They are military veterans, most of them living lives in limbo, torn by war. They don’t have much. But they do have the Comfort House. This is Times staffer Jenny Swigoda’s story and photo essay.

Saving lives

After serving as a medic alongside Marines in Afghanistan, Port Richmond’s Ray Hatcher is home safe.

A new neighborhood crime-fighting tactic

Localized prosecution appears to be paying off in area police districts, with convictions on the rise.

Superfresh could open in No Libs by summer’s end

Details are emerging on a plan that could finally see a new supermarket open at 2nd Street and Girard Avenue.

Fairmount Park looks for ways to bring in money

Cash from concessionaires could contribute to coffers.