Northeast Times

Story Archive October 24 2012

Port Richmond vs. breast cancer

The Ladies of Port Richmond are working hard to raise money to help local hospitals during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What they hope to do next is expand beyond the namesake neighborhood.


And they all fall down

The vacant Henry F. Ortlieb Brewery buildings in Northern Liberties could be demolished at any time beginning today, but exactly when is unclear. Ortlieb’s is among the last industrial landmarks in the neighborhood. What’s to come after the dust settles?



In 5th Senatorial District, battle of the Mikes

— Three-term Democrat Stack touts his independence. Republican Tomlinson says it's time for a change.


Letters to the editor: Oct. 24, 2012 edition

Councilman: School gym issue will be fixedThis is in response to Bill Rubin’s letter in last week’s edition: One of my highest priorities has always been the youth organizations in my district. Upon learning about the School District’s plan to charge volunteer youth organizations for the use of school gyms, I immediately began fielding calls and meeting with athletic directors, coaches and parents.I am working with my Council colleagues to come up with a solution, as we have done in the past. I will never tolerate any youth organization paying to use city facilities.I do appreciate Mr. Rubin reminding my constituents that I have never voted for a property tax increase, including the last three consecutive years.I am optimistic that this school gym funding issue will again be resolved, hopefully for the last time.Brian O’NeillCouncilman, 10th DistrictEditor’s note: Mayor Nutter and the school district on Tuesday announced an agreement to maintain programs at school gymnasiums while altering schedules or locations to save costs.


It’s almost election time: meet your local candidates!

Here's what you need to know about the names you'll see on the ballot Nov. 6.




River Wards news at-a-glance

Arrest made in connection to Buck Hosiery blaze