Northeast Times

Story Archive February 27 2013

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.


The determined DIVAs of Memphis Street Academy

On a sprawling stage inside the school that once had a reputation as one of the worst places in Philadelphia to get an education, a young girl joins 15 of her classmates in baring her soul.


Fishtown’s Eric Wilson heads to Hollywood

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


‘New Kensington Parents’ group fights for schools in 19125

When Jorge Santana moved to Fishtown two years ago, he said he was struck by what he perceived as the lack of many quality schools in the neighborhood. 


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.


Register to receive a free tree from the city

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


Chicken pie warms up winter

Chicken pie has become one of my favorite comfort-food recipes. Savory pies date back to the Medieval era. Originally, the sole purpose of the    double crust was to protect the ingredients from the metallic flavor of the pot. The crust wasn’t designed to be eaten and was discarded after the filling was cooked.


Desert fun, in drag

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the most successful Australian musical of all time, is making its Philadelphia premiere now through March 3 at the Academy of Music.


A perfect match

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


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.