Northeast Times

Story Archive August 29 2012

Blast off!

— Father Judge students recently ignited their own version of rocket science on the school's soccer field.


A look at reality along ‘the avenue’

Jeffrey Stockbridge photographs and interviews the men and women who live life along Kensington Avenue for his blog “Kensington Blues.” While their stories can be examples of the place at its worst, Stockbridge says the people - and the community - display incredible strength.


Pets of the Week (August 29, 2012)

Charlie says, rescue me


Ready for some football?

— After too long of a layoff, one of the best times of the year in the Northeast is upon us — football season.


Ready for school

Duha Muhammad (on chair) with daughter, 2-year-old Abila Muhammad, get ready for a free dental checkup with Rhonda Collins from the Greater Philadelphia Health Action on Friday, Aug. 24, at Frankford High School. About 250 residents attended workshops and a back-to-school pep rally sponsored by state Rep. Tony Payton Jr. at the school. More than two dozen people took advantage of free dental checkups. Almost 200 book bags, 2,000 pencils, 300 pens, 250 spiral notebooks and loads of other school supplies along with McDonald’s gift cards and gift cards for Cramer’s Uniforms on Frankford Avenue. Payton aide Dafney Tales said more book bags will be distributed this week outside the representative’s office on the 4500 block of Frankford Ave. All the school supplies were donated by individuals, organizations and local companies, she said.