Northeast Times

Story Archive November 21 2012

Improved Ryan squad set for Turkey Day clash with G.W.

Thanksgiving football fans attending the showdown between Archbishop Ryan and host George Washington will probably recognize the uniforms on the field during this 36th annual contest.

Ancient tradition awaits Northeast, Central

One of the most wonderful aspects of Thanksgiving high school football is that no matter what, it’s always the biggest game of the year.

River Ward events for the week of November 21

Stay up-to-date on neighborhood events with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Police had robbery suspect in custody months ago

— A suspect in a major pharmacy robbery spree was arrested in September after he attempted to purchase a handgun illegally at a gun shop in the city. A judge unwittingly set him free.

Methadone clinic opposed

Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.

Bustleton mulls dental lab

Despite the opposition of members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last to a proposal to house a dental laboratory in a Haldeman Avenue residence, the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment gave a temporary OK to the plan.

Could there be a Saint Rudolph of Port Richmond?

Friends and family of Rudolph “Rudy” Price are making the first steps to beatify the former Port Richmond man, though the process could take decades.

PGW ordered to pay $500,000 in explosion settlement

The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.

Creating a cause to be thankful for

The father of a fallen Philly serviceman is working to create a support system for other grieving veterans’ families.

Fishtown neighbors get a zoning earful

The group's latest meeting helped clarify neighbors' concerns regarding the city's zoning changes.