Northeast Times

Story Archive November 14 2012

Diabetic or not, enjoy healthy meals

Holiday dining and celebrations are a culinary challenge for most Americans, especially those with diet-related illnesses. While I’m not a diabetic, my family medical history provides a cautionary tale. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.6 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, but only 17.9 million people actually have been diagnosed. This means approximately 5.7 million people have diabetes and don’t know it.

The River Wards stepped up on Election Day

A higher-than-usual number of voters from the River Wards hit the polls and exercised their rights last week. Here’s what many had to say.

Worldwide generosity

By definition, American Heritage Federal Credit Union exists to serve its members and the communities in which they live and work.

River Ward events for the week of November 14

Stay on top of all the events happening in your community with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

There's a new sheriff in town

Guy Lowery might look young enough to be a college undergraduate, but he subscribes to some old-school theories on education.

At Fishtown theater, the rest of the season should be interesting

“Problem Child,” the latest play at Fishtown's Walking Fish Theatre, is “a comedy about things that aren't funny.” It runs through Saturday.

‘Everyday Heroes’ honored at McPherson Square Library

Two years ago, Ray Gant and volunteers from The Ray of Hope Project cleaned up McPherson Square. This Saturday, he'll be celebrated at McPherson Square Library at a book signing that profiles Gant and other community leaders.

Dominant Dems

— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.

Somerton parents waive preliminary hearing in school case

Somerton residents Hamlet and Olesia Garcia still insist they did nothing wrong when they enrolled their 5-year-old daughter in a Lower Moreland public school in fall 2011.