Northeast Times

Story Archive May 01 2013

A little muscle, a lot of heart

Port Richmond’s John Newman will recieve his Eagle Scout medal on May 11. To earn the honor, he pulled invasive Japanese knotweed plants from Lorimer Park in Montgomery County.


In honoring their lives, she’s saving her own

Helen Schick started making memorial ribbons for fallen firefighters after she was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago. She recently made ribbons for Capt. Michael Goodwin’s funeral, and says the hobby is her small way of lending a hand to her community.


River Ward events for the week of May 1

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Playtime upgrade

It looks like the little playground at Verree Road and Tustin Street just got erased.


Trophy shop teams up with Hall of Fame

Spike’s, a company that provides trophies, awards and much more, celebrated the one-year anniversary of its current location last week by hosting a vendor show and welcoming a new tenant — the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.


Vacant Front Street banks’ fate in judge’s hands

A proposal to demolish historic banks at Front and Norris streets and build low-income housing is being fought in court by two Kensington women who think the project is bad news.


Volunteers plant 24 garden beds at Frankford Ave. urban farm

On April 24, volunteers from Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave., Walmart, and the Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) helped build 24 garden beds as part of a new urban farm at 1400 Frankford Ave.


Along with dance, a lifetime of memories

On a sun-baked Saturday afternoon, two big parking lots behind George Washington High School were jam-packed, and more cars lined almost every inch of the driveway around the school.


As election nears, Butkovitz’s confidence grows

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is predicting the “lowest turnout in history” when the election polls open on May 21.


As election nears, Butkovitz’s confidence grows

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is predicting the “lowest turnout in history” when the election polls open on May 21.