Northeast Times

Story Archive August 07 2013

UPDATED: Fire displaces five Port Richmond families

While no one was killed or seriously injured, adults and children whose homes were destroyed are left with only the clothes on their backs. Now, neighbors across the River Wards are working to lend a hand. 

Pets of the Week: August 7, 2013

Percy and Jackson are twice as nice

Community rallies for fire victims

After an arsonist started a fire that destroyed the homes of five Port Richmond families, River Wards neighbors have responded in the way they know best: by coming together to support one another. 

A taste of success

Chefs from five Wesley Enhanced Living facilities competed for top honors last month in a bacon-themed cook-off.  

The golden years

Philadelphia Fire Department batallion chief and deputy fire marshal Charles LePre celebrates a monumental career milestone. 

NE historic buildings will be preserved

Two local historic buildings on Aria Health Torresdale’s campus will not be harmed during major construction projects. 

Words of wisdom

Porfirio Barrera tells a tale of triumph on the field and torment off it while chronicling the 1991 George Washington football season in his debut book When Winning Hurts. 

A festival season’s grand finale

The 2nd Street Festival in NoLibs, with 26 music acts and more than 100 foods and crafts vendors, brought out an estimated 20,000 neighbors last weekend.

Upholstery biz expands into Somerton

J&J Seat Cover Co. Inc. specializes in upholstery, and company president Ed Sacco said there’s great potential in the industry.

ORCA says yes to Wynn development

Neighbors who attended a meeting of the Olde Richmond Civic Association voted to support the proposed Wynn Philadelphia casino on the Delaware River.