Story Archive February 27 2013

Fishtown’s Eric Wilson heads to Hollywood

Fishtown’s 23-year-old Eric Wilson will soon do big things for the small screen.

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Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Wells Fargo & Co. have trees for Philadelphia residents.

After 13 football seasons, Coyle leaves Judge for PC

For Tom Coyle, it was the hardest of decisions: stay at a place he’s loved since 2000, or leave for another job that would allow him to spend more time with his children.

Adaire School teacher speaks out in support of writing

Christina Long has taught English to 7th and 8th grade students at Fishtown’s Alexander Adaire School, 1300 E. Palmer St., for six years, and she’s passionate about her work.

NE teen remembered as loyal friend, gifted student

Utah Izvuk had an endearingly sheepish way of greeting her best friend’s dad every time he came home and found the Rhawnhurst teen in his living room watching TV or in his kitchen devouring a light snack.

Appealing your AVI assessment: what to know

Every property owner who received a new assessment in the mail last week also got an explanation of how the number was derived and how that new assessment can be appealed.For example, a homeowner who was told his or her property is worth $100,000 when most nearby properties have been selling for much less might want to try to get that $100,000 figure lowered.

Port Richmond Books thrives, even if it is ‘haunted’

Greg Gillespie is the king of a castle of books — about 200,000 of them, to be exact.

Rizzo PAL girl among ‘Honorary Public Officials’ on PAL Day

More than 20 youngsters from the Police Athletic League experienced life in the work place during the annual Lockheed Martin PAL Day at City Hall on Feb. 12.

Toomey: Sequester could be good first step

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.

A perfect match

Eleven-year-old Arianna Barricelli wanted a cell phone. Her father said “no way.”