Northeast Times

Story Archive October 05 2011

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.

Northern Liberties talent behind new TV show

Northern Liberties’ own Larry Freedman — chair of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association’s Zoning Committee — has begun a new melodic venture.

Lawncrest mourns loss of community activist

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

Feeling that tacony pride

It was the 20th anniversary of the Tacony History Day celebration on Sept. 17, and the traditional parade along Torresdale Avenue was complemented by community events on the grounds of the Disston Recreation Center. 

A community effort

The district attorney’s efforts to bring justice closer to home is getting good reviews, for now.

It’s a beautiful day

The Somerton Civic Association’s inaugural Community Day was held recently at the Fellowship Bible Church in Somerton.

Indelible Memories

With the help of a teenage friend, a Holocaust survivor finds there are enough recollections of a difficult life to fill a book.

Flyers are grounded, but wait ’til 2012!

Welcome to Kids Stuff. Today’s column includes a brief recap of all the major changes that have transpired with our NHL team, the Philadelphia Flyers.