Northeast Times

Story Archive August 22 2012

$1.4 million settlement in Valley Club Swim case

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Valley Club, a Huntingdon Valley swim club whose members allegedly discriminated against minority children from an Oxford Circle day camp in June 2009.


Seeking the best and worst vacant lots in the city

The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.


Methadone clinic battle continues in Holmesburg

A methadone clinic is not a permitted use of a property that is zoned C-2, the Zoning Board of Adjustment wrote in its findings of fact and conclusions of law, which was prepared as it nears a court challenge in connection with the proposed facility at 7900-04 Frankford Ave. 


Star Editorial

Star reporter Hayden Mitman says goodbye.


River Ward events for the week of August 22

As the lazy days of summer dwindle down, the neighborhoods are buzzing yet again with events and activities. Star keep you up to date on them all.


PECO suspends installation

PECO last week suspended installation of its new “smart meters” while the utility  investigates 15 fires that were reported at homes in Bucks County after the new meters overheated.


All the right moves

— For the past two decades, Olga Kresin has been teaching students ages 4 to 24 at her ballet school in the Klein JCC in Northeast Philly.


Viking Quest

— With former head coach Chris Riley stepping aside, Jim Adams takes the reins of the Northeast football program.


Local runner takes gold at Junior Olympics

For two weeks, Allie Kitchell watched the London Olympic games on television and saw herself competing one day against the world’s best athletes.


At 10, Skirpan's dynamite between the pipes

Frank and Greyson Skirpan are about as close as a father and son can get — except for who they root for when it comes to   professional ice hockey teams.