Northeast Times

Story Archive April 03 2013

SWAT team members visit 7th PDAC meeting

Some Northeast residents got an up-close and personal look at the city’s SWAT team, but without the riot gear.


It’s (almost) growing season in the River Wards

On March 23, on corner lots and in community gardens up and down the Delaware, people were fighting back against a long, dark winter and heading out into the sun to get some much needed vitamin D — as in dirt.


The soundtrack of Almond Street

You might never know that behind the nondescript façade of just another Port Richmond row home is a kind of mini-France, complete with walls of masterful artwork, the Eiffel Tower, and the sounds of classical composition.


Jack of all trades

The last time Fox Chase actor David Bardeen was onstage at the Lantern Theater, he played the role of the chief rabbi of Amsterdam in the company’s remounting of the highly successful play New Jerusalem. It was the opening production this season.


Band of brothers

To say Hurricane Sandy delivered a knockout blow to the Bensalem Gymnastics Club might be an overstatement, but the storm certainly staggered it.



Ryan’s Golden Opportunity

Athletic teams with championship aspirations often speak of doing the “little things” right. Spending countless hours mastering the fundamental aspects — while tedious and sometimes boring  — is what separates the contenders from the pretenders at the end of a season.


Free tax assistance is available for seniors

Free tax-preparation assistance is available for senior citizens and moderate-to-low-income people at the Mayor’s Office of Community Services site at 2049 Cottman Ave. in Rhawnhurst.


Celebrate cranberries all year

If you’re planning a festive meal, don’t forget to celebrate with cranberries. Cranberries often are associated with the holidays, but their nutritious tastiness is worth having anytime. Like many fruits, cranberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and low in calories and fat. A fresh cup of these tangy berries has 5 grams of fiber and 24 percent of the vitamin C the average person needs in a day, but just 51 calories. Use fresh, frozen or unsweetened dried berries for the best nutritive value.


Dress to impress

The hour hand on the clock was approaching five, signaling closing time at the Dress Up Time store on Frankford Avenue. But, with high school prom season on the horizon, the formal wear and apparel shop did not look as if it would be closing any time soon.