Northeast Times

Story Archive June 19 2013

School spirit

The St. Matthew Elementary School rewarded first, second and third graders for all their academic successes this year by holding a Spirit Day on June 5. The kids will have plenty more time for fun, since last Friday was the final day of school until September. ••


Eagle Scout shares in family tradition

Scouting is in Kieron Pleis’ blood.


Lengthy terms ordered in child molestation case

Two men convicted of molesting a boy from St. Jerome parish asked for mercy last week, but got none. Mercy was Judge Ellen Ceisler’s to give, but she gave none.


Crossan pupils hear about careers

Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School recently welcomed more than two dozen people for a career day presentation for pupils.


Calling all green thumbs for citywide garden contest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is inviting green-thumbed competitors to enter the 2013 Citywide Garden Contest.


Weathering the storm

With more than 10 hurricanes predicted for the 2013 season, now is the time for Northeast residents to prepare. 


Council looks at plan to sell liens for unpaid taxes

The people who don’t pay their taxes don’t pay in a big way. They owe the city more than a half-billion dollars, and to say that number irks those who do pay would be underplaying how big an issue tax delinquency has become. The city has ramped up its collection efforts, but each year’s taxes that go unpaid just spill more red ink onto municipal finances. 


Pets of the Week (June 19, 2013)

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Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees

Bob Cassidy, a Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame board member, rattled off the numbers as he tried to explain the greatness of the hall’s inductees.


Ryan principal ends 48-year scholastic career

When Helen Chaykowsky graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 1965 with an English degree, she mulled career choices.