Northeast Times

Story Archive August 14 2013

Council president talks AVI with Fishtown

City Council President Darrell Clarke recently stopped in Fishtown to address homeowner's concerns about the city's Actual Value Initiative.


River Wards news in brief for the week of August 14

Brief news items from around your neighborhoods. 


Police search for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

Philadelphia firefighters are searching for a 15-year-old boy who was swept away in the waters of the Pennypack Creek Tuesday night.


A warm welcome

A local church and its volunteers are helping refugees adjust to a new life in the United States. 


Highway dedicated to fallen heroes

Public officials, led by state Sen. Mike Stack, re-dedicated a 12-mile stretch of I-95 in memory of two fallen Philadelphia police officers.


Living the dream

Leigh Ann Costanzo, a former softball player at St. Hubert and Holy Family, has spent time on a different field the last two years as a Phillies ball girl at Citizens Bank Park.


O’Neill: ‘A leg up’ on removing dam hazard

Councilman details plan that would cut channel in Pennypack Creek dam and eliminate swimming hole just above the dam.


Play ball

Local Wiffle ball enthusiasts hold a daylong tournament in the Northeast. The backyard skills on the diamond raised more than $600 for charity. 


When the bough breaks

Concerns for fallen trees during Hurricane Sandy continue to loom in Northeast. 


Oxford Circle man arrested for murder

Philadelphia police on Friday announced the arrest of an Oxford Circle man in the shooting deaths of two people inside a Northeast home on Aug. 6.