Northeast Times

Story Archive November 23 2011

Broker hopes that deal is near on Frankford Y

“It’s about getting this taken over by someone who will make it a benefit to the community.” — Real-estate broker Sal Palantino discusses the potential sale of the New Frankford Community Y.


Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association honors elite

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association honored a boxing-ring announcer and a former basketball player during a recent luncheon at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar at 1619 Grant Ave. in Bustleton.


Holmesburg Civic leaders tight-lipped about Liddonfield

Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association know more than most folks do about the future of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing development, but they’re not at liberty to discuss it publicly just yet.


St. Hubert celebrates 70!

St. Hubert High School recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. Breanna Simpson (Class of 2012) poses with Ginny Clark Quinlan, a member of St. Hubert’s Class of 1942. 


Serious crime tops agenda at Summerdale Civic

Mark Mroz, the community relations officer in the 2nd Police District, discussed serious crimes and some upcoming holiday outreach events at last week’s Friends of Summerdale Civic Association meeting.


On the other side

A former Philadelphia Police captain and community leader from the Far Northeast winds up on the other side of the law at an Occupy Wall Street confrontation in New York City.


Lawncrest has a lot on its plate

Members of the Lawncrest Community Association last week welcomed officials from the 2nd Police District and the city managing director’s office.


Want to help? Let’s talk turkey

Here are a few ways to help your fellow man. After that, the Wings will help you enjoy cloud nine.


Ninety reasons to cheer Loesche volunteer

Gajendra Vyas was a bicycle salesman in his native India before moving to the United States in 1989.


It’s that time!

Northeast residents know that the holidays are around the corner when the Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade steps off along Frankford Avenue. Sunday’s 35th edition was as colorful and jam-packed as ever, highlighted by floats, bands, school groups, business organizations and local luminaries.