Northeast Times

Story Archive April 24 2013

Sentencing postponed in molestation case

The sentencing of a priest and a former Catholic schoolteacher, who were convicted of molesting a Northeast altar boy, has been postponed until June 12, the district attorney’s office announced.


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.


Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Mayfair CDC gets $85,000 a year from partnership

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation is getting a much-needed financial boost. 


Budget hearing to be held in NE Philly

City Council will hold a neighborhood budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Lincoln High School’s auditorium, 3201 Ryan Ave.


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.


Times to change printer, shape

The Northeast Times will be changing to a new printer next week and the move will lead us to change the paper’s shape slightly, from a rectangle to a square.


Casino Trips (April 24, 2013)

Jeanes Hospital Auxiliary April 30. Renault Winery and Caesar’s Casino. $58, includes transportation, bus prizes, family-style luncheon, winery tour and open wine bar at the winery plus a casino bonus (to be determined). Bus leaves hospital’s main entrance, 7600 Central Ave., at 9:30 a.m. 215-379-4686. 


Trips (April 24, 2013)

VOGT SENIORS April 26 to 28. Virginia. $350, includes bus, hotel, visits to Virginia International Tattoo, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Parade of Nations and some meals. 215-332-2554.