Northeast Times

Story Archive January 23 2013

FNA splits vote on mixed-use development on Frankford Ave.

However, a lively debate at the Fishtown Neighbors Association’s Zoning Committee meeting centered around neighbors’ concerns as to whether this development’s height, parking needs and presence on Blair Street would be out of character with the neighborhood.


The PRWCAN: small, but mighty

The neighbors living in Port Richmond expressed their enthusiasm for change at last week’s Port Richmond West Community Action Network meeting.


Northeast, Willis continuing on road to success

As a coach, Phil Monastra never wants to lose a game. That said, he’s hoping an earlier, crushing defeat gave his players the wake-up call he felt they needed.


Pair of Public Leaguers earn D-I scholarships

Justin Moody and David Pulliam are tired of hearing about people’s criticisms of the Philadelphia Public League. As far as they’re both concerned, playing football in the Public League was their springboard to the next level.


No place like home

As young people transition from high school to college, one of the greatest obstacles they often have to overcome is homesickness. It’s safe to say that Eric Fleming, a sophomore shooting guard for Holy Family University, isn’t suffering from that affliction. 


Editorial: Give ’em hell, Barry

It was soaring rhetoric, but can it fly in the real world — you know, the world where congressional Republicans say no to everything?


Finding a place to call home

— Four years after its opening, Tacony Academy Charter School has found a permanent building.


Corbett shows support for struggling Catholic schools

Gov. Tom Corbett was at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School last week to proclaim the value of a Catholic education.


Postcards from the Past

— A local history group is recapturing priceless images from yesteryear, with help from the public.


Bombshell testimony at sex-abuse trial

An ex-priest’s testimony in the trial of two men accused of molesting a Northeast altar boy could fuel legal maneuvers to free Monsignor William Lynn, who was convicted last year in a history-making sexual abuse case.