Northeast Times

Story Archive February 27 2013

Talking taxes

— 10,000 callers deluge City Hall over AVI


Property owners can appeal valuations

Every property owner who received a new assessment in the mail last week also got an explanation of how the number was calculated and how that new assessment can be appealed.


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.


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.


Philadelphia selected to host World Meeting of Families

The Roman Catholic Church will be bringing its World Meeting of Families to the United States for the first time, and Philadelphia has been selected as the host city.


Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Philadelphia police hope that a surveillance video will help them identify a man who robbed a Bustleton Dairy Queen on Valentine’s Day.


Utility scam artists burglarize Bustleton man

Scam artists posing as a public utility crew robbed an elderly Bustleton man of thousands of dollars in property, the deed to his home and the priceless ashes of his deceased wife last month.


Crash kills pedestrian on Frankford Avenue

A Wissinoming woman died on Sunday morning after a minivan struck her on a Frankford Avenue sidewalk blocks from her home.


Homeowners must have smoke detectors

A city ordinance (No. 120278) requires homeowners to install 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke detectors on every floor.


Local elementary schools topic of Burholme Civic meeting

Leaders of Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School both consider their schools among Burholme’s best-kept secrets.