Northeast Times

Story Archive April 24 2013

Neighborhood news in brief

River Wards help to support dying woman’s fundraising wishLinda Belz, 30, of Port Richmond, is an ovarian-cancer patient who is the terminal stages of her illness. Her dying wish, she told the Philadelphia Daily News recently, was to be able to pay the $9,000 for her own funeral, so she could leave her family members debt-free when she passed.

Letters to the Editor (April 24, 2013)

Congress needs to compromise

Editorial: What’s proper?

This week’s cover story on the deep fracture between Philadelphia firefighters and Mayor Nutter originally was scheduled to be published on April 10. But the weekend before, Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin of Northeast Philadelphia lost his life when a roof collapsed beneath his feet as he battled a blaze in Queen Village.

From grandmother, with love

My favorite kinds of cookbooks are ones that have been inspired by family recipes. I enjoy reading the stories about the family member who prepared the dishes in the cookbook and trying the recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. “Nahima’s Hands: Unique Mediterranean Cuisine” by Andrea Cassell is a loving tribute to her grandmother (Nahima) and her flavorful, Mediterranean recipes.

Events (April 24, 2013)

Thursday, April 25

Religious Events (April 24, 2013)

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst, 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,

Reunions (April 24, 2013)


Planting a dream

On Tulip Street, Joe Caltagirone has for 20 years tended to a vibrant community garden — of tulips, naturally. Locals say its creation is a sign that beauty and change continue to bloom in Kensington. See image gallery at right for more photos.

River Ward events for the week of April 24

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Wynn plans two East Coast casinos — Fishtown and Boston

Would Wynn build the exact same casino in both cities, if he is granted the chance to build at all?