Northeast Times

Story Archive April 04 2012

Philadelphia Antiques Show to support lung transplant center

The Philadelphia Antiques Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from April 28 through May 1. Proceeds will support the programs of Penn Medicine.

Welcome to prison

Eastern State Penitentiary opens new rooms - the Operating Room and the Ruins of Death Row - this year for tours.

The boys (of summer) are back again!

In the Batter's Box - this week, former Star sports columnist Matt Godfrey offers his thoughts on the Phillies as baseball season returns.

Keeping up the ‘blight fight’ throughout the riverwards

Local officials recently discussed the tools they are using to fight blight, as well as, St. Anne’s possible future as a charter school and the deteriorating state of the pier at Pulaski Park.

Shouting it from the blacktop: Take back vacant land!

Members of 34 groups throughout the city rallied together last week in an effort to support the Take Back Vacant Land Coalition, all hoping to change how the city manages its vacant property.

Vice laws: Are they necessary in this day and age?

In this week's Riverward Rant, columnist Joe Quigley looks at Vice laws, and details why, he feels, the city might be better off not enforcing them.

Simply hoping to help

Help 4 Homeless Families founder William Lorch began a community group to support the homeless — and nearly homeless — throughout the riverwards after he opened his home to a needy child.