Northeast Times

Story Archive November 28 2012

Locals react to proposed Fishtown mega casino

Gaming magnate Steve Wynn would construct Wynn Philadelphia if granted the city’s second casino license.

Music to his ears

Jared Brito had modest aspirations. A few months back, the 11-year-old Pollock Elementary School pupil just wanted to try out for a small role in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Music Man.

Hostess calls it quits, pickets leave bakery

There were no pickets walking the line at the Hostess plant on Monday morning. 

River Ward events for the week of Nov. 28

Stay up to date on the events in your communities with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Police test new scanners for traffic tickets

Equipment similar to the scanners supermarket cashiers use to speed shoppers through checkout lines is being tested by 7th Police District officers to cut the time it takes to write traffic citations.

Snapshot: cleaning up Campbell Square, and loving it!

As part of the city’s fall LOVE Your Park Day, neighbors joined together at Port Richmond’s Campbell Square Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to clean and green the space. They put the park “to bed” for winter by tidying the garden beds, raking leaves and finishing end-of-season chores. Some 18 volunteers gathered 75 bags of leaves, which will be made into compost at the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Recycling Center, and also collected two large bags of trash. Way to love your park, Port Richmond!

Excavating history at Fishtown dig site

Finds from an ongoing I-95 archeological dig include whimsical trinkets and household items. It’s a snapshot of long-ago Philly, and pieces will be on display at the Independence Seaport Museum through Feb. 3.

Port Richmond and Fishtown come together to give

Following the tragic death of a young mother of eight, some kind-hearted locals are working together to provide her husband and children with a Christmas to remember.

Star newspaper update

Dear readers,

Big Fix

— At Traffic Court, it’s business as usual.