Story Archive April 24 2013

Neighborhood news in brief

River Wards help to support dying woman’s fundraising wish

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.

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.

Officials promote United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at last week’s meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.

River Ward events for the week of April 24

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Uprooting knotweed

Becoming an Eagle Scout is no walk in the park. Well, not entirely. 

Fixing up picnic tables

Mark Strecker recalls being on a camping trip at Lorimer Park a couple of years ago when he and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 290 ordered pizza.

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?

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.

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.