Northeast Times

Story Archive August 21 2013

Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 

An ‘amazing group of parents and friends’

 The By My Side playgroup in Fishtown gives kids a chance to let loose through play, while giving parents a chance to find support in one another. 

River Wards changes, by the numbers

Northern Liberties takes the lead as the most rapidly changed River Wards neighborhood within the last several years.

City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.

River Wards events for the week of August 21

Keep up on what's going on in your neighborhood with our guide.

City mailing property assessment reviews

Homeowners who asked the city to lower their new property assessments should start checking their mailboxes and calendars.

A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  

Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.

All the Wright stuff

Former Washington baseball star is bound for the Hill School with hopes of ultimately ending up at West Point.  

Lady in the water

Little Flower’s Ally McHugh has been swimming since she was a year old. Entering her junior year, the record breaker is not slowing down.