Northeast Times

Story Archive December 18 2013

Former city controller endorses Margolies

Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel last week endorsed Marjorie Margolies in the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District.

Don’t toss that bottle in the street, “Feed the Fish”

The Fishtown Neighborhood Association's “Feed the Fish” program, a fun way to address the littering in the neighborhood, is set to launch in early 2014.

Wreaths across Palmer

Dec. 14 is “National Wreaths Across America Day,” which honors those who serve by laying wreaths on graves. Fishtown’s Palmer Cemetery participated for the first time this year.

SNAPSHOTS: Around Port Richmond for the holidays

Smiles are everywhere this holiday season. 

Holiday activity idea: explore life and death in Pompeii

The Franklin Institute's One Day in Pompeii exhibit invites visitors to immerse themselves in the culture of a fabled ancient Roman city.

Council overrides mayor’s medical zone veto

Council voted against the veto, 16-1. The bill would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug treatment facilities, such as methadone clinics, which recently were a point of contention at an EKNA zoning meeting.

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Dec. 18

Read about a sinkhole in Northern Liberties, Rep. John Taylor's toy drive, PGW's latest work in the neighborhood, Standard Tap's donations to Philabundance, how to cut your taxes and more in this week's news in brief.

A ‘Brilliant’ evening at St. Anne’s

The annual Christmas concert at the church helps provide ‘inexpensive access to the arts,’ and performers include many people from both Port Richmond and Fishtown.

Neighborhood stories: Next door’s nonfiction

Betty Nefferdorf, who lived on Mercer Street, leaves a legacy of her own in Fishtown. 

OPA is wrapping up assessment reviews

The Office of Property Assessment by Dec. 9 had mailed out 46,304 answers to owners who asked the agency to review the new market values assigned to their properties this year. The agency refused to change those numbers for 39,483, said Michael Piper, OPA’s deputy chief assessment officer.