Northeast Times

Story Archive April 24 2013

‘Running makes sense out of things that are completely senseless’

The Fishtown Beer Runners were among 30 city running groups that ran in support of the city of Boston last Thursday, after the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15.

Local college star offers basketball clinic to River Wards kids

Port Richmond mom Jen McCook will help local kids with their basketball skills in upcoming clinics, and maybe set them up for the same glory she’s had in her career.

Quite a catch

Frankford softball coach Ken Tomczuk is always quick with a clever pun, so it was no surprise he offered this up about Danielle Coor, his four-year starting catcher:

Why we run … and why we must keep going

Last Monday, about four hours after the two bombs that ripped through downtown Boston killed three and injured 180, I phoned my mother at her Holmesburg home.

Double trouble

When Mike O’Hanlon shredded the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee playing rough-touch football with his buddies in October 2011, the worst crept through his mind.

Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.

Fueling the fire

Philadelphia firefighters union President Bill Gault held the attention of an entire city, but for the first time in a long while, did not use it to admonish Mayor Michael Nutter.

At Fels, a gun is found in a backpack

A Fels High School student is sitting in a city jail cell after he allegedly tried to bring a gun into school last Wednesday.

Decision-time is inching closer for Margolies

— Marjorie Margolies, who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, said she will not make a decision regarding the 13th Congressional District seat until the school’s semester is over.

City controller candidates visit Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Community Association last week welcomed the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for city controller in the May 21 primary.