Northeast Times

Story Archive June 29 2011

That’s the charter spirit

The success of two local charter schools spurs their officials to go one step further.


Essay winners have all the write stuff

Mayor Michael Nutter and Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president Al Taubenberger appeared at Rising Sun Plaza on Saturday to honor winners of a children’s essay contest.


He's not so mad after all

“I wear a white lab coat,” the mad scientist said. “Why? Because it looks cool.”


Singing for supper?

Actually, these folks have been singing for the last few years to raise money for their favorite charities. Now the group is gearing up for its first golf outing, which will be on July 25 at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club.


'Bad Teacher' doesn’t quite make the grade

With the topic of education (lack of funding, mandated exams, charter schools, etc.) frequently making nationwide headlines, Bad Teacher seems like just the kind of movie needed to take some hot-button issues and turn them into laughs.