Story Archive April 24 2013

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.

Fishtown’s annual St. LauRUNtius 5k

See images of the winners in our gallery, at right.

Letters to the Editor (April 24, 2013)

Congress needs to compromise

Events (April 24, 2013)

Thursday, April 25

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. 

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,

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. 

Reunions (April 24, 2013)


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.

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.