Northeast Times

Story Archive June 19 2013

A caring crusade

Fishtown’s liberti chuch east raised enough money to dig three water wells in South Sudan, where the water crisis is extreme. Liberti’s lead pastor, Northern Liberties’ Steve Huber, reflects on his recent visit to the developing country in Africa.

‘The neighborhood will continue’

Citing development in River Wards neighborhoods like Fishtown and Northern Liberties, members of the Bridesburg Business Association say they have high hopes for the future of the tight-knit community.

Port Richmond industrial site could become halfway house

An organization that specializes in “halfway home” re-entry facilities for parolees is moving their offices to Port Richmond, but it's unclear whether they will build a halfway home facility there as well.

River Wards events for the week of June 19

Keep up on all the happenings in your neighborhood with our events guide.

News in brief for the week of June 19

Local ShopRite recalls meat, new 'sprayground' fountain opens at the Shissler Rec Center in Fishtown, a fire in Kensington and more news in brief.

A Letter to the Editor

A grieving father’s plea: give employees longer bereavement leave

Calendar of Events (June 19, 2013)

Thursday, June 20

Religious Events (June 19, 2013)

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. June 23: Free concert featuring Aaron Patterson begins at 3 p.m. 215-342-6310,

Casino Trips (June 19, 2013)

St. Bede’s Young at Heart Club June 26. Resorts. $49, includes lunch and air show on Steel Pier plus $20 slot play. Departure location: 215-598-3227.  

Trips (June 19, 2013)

SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE MENORAH KENESETH CHAI June 17 to 21. Pine Grove Dude Ranch in New York. $390 (double), includes everything. 215-725-2002, 215-941-8145.