Northeast Times

Story Archive January 30 2013

IN BRIEF: PRWCAN meets with ConRail

Leadership of Port Richmond West Community Action Network met with representatives of ConRail Jan. 25 to begin an ongoing dialogue with the rail provider about some dangerous and problem sidings in the area, according to a press release from the group.


Nativity B.V.M. rally of support this weekend

Continuing with their widespread acts of support of the proposed income-qualified senior housing at the vacant Nativity B.V.M. School, Port Richmond neighbors have scheduled a support rally on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m., at the school, Belgrade and E. Madison streets, on Campbell Square.


IN BRIEF: OLPR kicks off Catholic Schools Week

Hundreds joined to celebrate Catholic education at Our Lady of Port Richmond with Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fizgerald and local dignitaries in the OLPR gym, according to the school.


The gardens and farms are here to stay

From the efforts of Fishtown, Kensington and other Philadelphia residents with green thumbs, many unused lots in the city bloom each spring with gardens of well-tilled soil that bring forth vegetables to be sold locally or brought home by gardeners.


Small business? This weekend is a golden opportunity

The River Wards are often described as up-and-coming neighborhoods, thanks to burgeoning residential development as well as the openings of businesses.


Northeast’s Williams proving to be quite the find

Before the critical road contest at Central tipped off, Northeast High School first-year boys basketball coach Ira Stern offered an updated scouting report on his team.


Millennium Club

Being a student-athlete at MaST Community Charter School is all Maria Farrell has ever known. Now, with graduation looming in a few months, she’ll be forced to move on to the next stage of her life and subsist on the memories she’s made.



A living legend

Former La Salle player and coach Tom Gola has been named to the inaugural class of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Men’s Basketball Legends. 


Zoning hearing begins for methadone clinic

Back in February 2009, some 1,500 people turned out at Anne Frank Elementary School in Bustleton to oppose a planned methadone clinic at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.