Northeast Times

Story Archive July 31 2013

ArchdioceseAuctionFollowup

A[a] former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes last Wednesday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


Local stars have a chance to shine at Keystone Games

Area high school baseball players are bound for Harrisburg for the Keystone Games, the “largest multi-sport event in the state.”


Horticultural havens

N.J. judges visit Northeast Philly horticultural triumphs.


Renaming of VA hospital advances a step

Committee passes legislation that would rename Philadelphia VA Medical Center in memory of local soldier that received Medal of Honor.


Insect invasion

The emerald ash borer, an insect from Asia, has migrated to the area and could devastate the city's ash tree population.


A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.


O’Neill to meet with city agencies to seek action on dam

City Councilman Brian O’Neill said he will meet Wednesday with representatives of three city agencies to discuss how to remove or breach a dam in Pennypack Park where five young people have died or been in danger over the last three years.


Stem cell transplant center opens at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Center of America offers a new wing designed with state-of-the-art technology to make patients feel at ease. 


River Wards events for the week of July 31

Keep up with what's going on in your neighborhood with our guide. 


Police seek robber of Krewstown Road Wawa

Police have released surveillance video of the July 2 robbery of a Bustleton convenience store in the hope of identifying the culprit.