Northeast Times

Story Archive December 12 2012

Ryan Ragdolls lead the Catholic school pack

At the start of the season, expectations are running high in the girls’ parochial basketball leagues in Northeast Philly.


Hit the Hardwood

After a thrilling fall sports season that saw four Northeast-area teams win league soccer and football championships, it’s time to trade in the cleats and outdoor fields for high-tops and basketball gyms.


Tax delinquency, blight, and one blogger’s fight

How one online map may help pinpoint tax delinquent landlords, and what city officials are doing to stop the problem.


City Council reaches ‘balance’ in new zoning amendment

Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.


Beware the holiday ‘grandparent scam’

The U.S. Attorney's Office is urging seniors to be watchful for telephone-scam artists who may try to trick seniors into sharing funds.


Bootleggers and booze

David Eisner recently stepped down as president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, but he believes the center has a bright future with exhibitions such as American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.


‘Secret Santa’ lives on as family carries on tradition

Harry Bodkin spent a decade playing a “Secret Santa” while he lived at Evangelical Manor, now Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack.


Warminster mom fights for methadone legislation

Marti Hottenstein was naturally despondent back on Oct. 22, 2006, when she found her 24-year-old son Karl’s lifeless body on the floor of his apartment.


Food, glorious food!

— Taste the world in Northeast Philly, where culinary delights offer something for everybody.


Frankford Ave. methadone clinic awaits ruling

Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.