Northeast Times

Story Archive April 03 2013

Trips (April 3, 2013)

Neighborhood news in brief

Firebombing in Fishtown investigatedA vacant home on Belgrade Street in Fishtown was firebombed last week, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.

River Ward events for the week of April 3

PROPAC and PRTW to meetPROPAC (Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic) and PRTW (Port Richmond Town Watch) will hold its combined monthly meeting on Thursday, April 4.

Now a Kenzo ‘export’: Commonwealth Ciders

When people think of apples and cider, they probably think of fall and cool weather. But East Kensington’s Philadelphia Brewing Co. is shaking up that association with a crisp new thirst-quencher that’ll go just fine with warmer weather.

Veterans pass the torch

The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is plain and simple: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

Only Philadelphian to receive Medal of Honor is commemorated in Bridesburg

A memorial and plaque dedication ceremony honoring Corporal Michael J. Crescenz was held on Saturday, March 30.

Bustleton votes on zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League on March 27 voted to support one zoning variance request, but shot down another.

Civic group discusses dangers on Holme Avenue

Those who think that dangerous drivers are a growing problem along Holme Avenue are mistaken.

City halts trash program

The pilot program that allowed some city residents to place their trash outside at 5 p.m., the night before collection, has ended. Now, the earliest trash can be placed outside for pickup is back to the normal 7 p.m.

Gov. Corbett attends fundraiser, pushes for sale of state liquor stores

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Northeast for a campaign fundraiser last week, and he told supporters that he’ll continue to push for the sale of state liquor stores.