Northeast Times

Story Archive April 10 2013

River Ward events for the week of April 10

Keep up with what’s going on in your neighborhood with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Double play

— Tim DiGiorgio set records as Frankford’s quarterback; now, he’s giving baseball a try. And guess what? He’s pretty good.

A ‘Dream Come True’

— Mike McKay, a 1976 graduate of Father Judge, has been tabbed to be the sixth head football coach in school history

Focusing on the future

— St. Matt’s and other Catholic elementary schools are doing what’s necessary to thrive in a competitive environment.


— The City of Philadelphia mourns the loss of Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin of Parkwood, who perished in a fabric shop blaze in Queen Village.

Blast from the Past

Vince Stango, interim president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, described the year 1968 as “colorful, chaotic and culture shifting.”

A city in mourning

It’s not just another empty lot in Kensington where such sights are common. The trash-littered parcel, which had been the long-vacant Buck Hosiery building and an adjacent furniture store, is a shrine.

Walk of hope

— Harry Palumbo will walk from Fox Chase Cancer Center to Atlantic City to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his mother and father.

WWII vets meet with generation of Vietnam vets

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

Schwartz enters governor’s race

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Monday entered the governor’s race, unveiling a new campaign website and Facebook page, appearing on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC and filing paperwork in Harrisburg to start a state campaign committee.