Story Archive October 05 2011

Beware of deer, Pa. Gaming Commission warns drivers

Northeast motorists should be on the lookout for whitetail deer and drive with extra caution at night. The deer are looking for love, not autos. It’s fall, and that’s the deers’ breeding season, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission. 

Port Richmond keeps pressure on police

Still riled over a mob attack, concerned citizens have been packing meetings in the river wards to demand more of the local police force.

Local Friends clean up Pennypack

Employees of Vanguard Corp. teamed with 20 volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation to clean up and beautify Pennypack On the Delaware on Sept. 24. 

New zoning regulations top Frankford Civic meeting

A proposal to change the city’s zoning code might provide a check to what members of the Frankford Civic Association have called a proliferation of rooming houses for recovering addicts.

After test in Port Richmond, L&I looks to expand blight program

In a move to help Port Richmond shake off years of concerns over absentee owners, Maura Kennedy, director of strategic initiatives for the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, said that for the past three months, Port Richmond has been part of a pilot program to get blighted and abandoned properties back into being functioning elements of the community.

Millbrook Civic is hoping to revive an area Town Watch

Rowdy youths, drug dealing and vandalism are problems that plague city neighborhoods. They’re hardly new anywhere.

Cut for the Cure is scheduled for Sunday

The 12th annual Cut for the Cure will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.

Taylor announces Senior Expo bus schedule

State Rep. John J. Taylor’s Senior Expo 2011 will be held Fri., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cohocksink Recreation Center, Cedar and Cambria streets.

Northeast Hall of Famer George Ballard dies at 92

George Edward “Butch” Ballard, a legendary jazz drummer from Frankford and 2010 inductee into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame, died Saturday.

Lawncrest mourns loss of community activist

Kenneth A. “Ken” Hyers, the longtime president of Lawncrest Town Watch, died last Friday at age 57.