Northeast Times

Story Archive May 01 2013

Neighborhood news in brief

Bridesburg pharmacy thief sought; Port Richmond pizza chef sentenced; Kensington pair killed in front of child, and more.

An unlimited sky

Sharrif Floyd, a 2010 graduate of George Washington High School, was selected as the 23rd overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in last week’s NFL Draft. Floyd’s trusted inner circle was along for the ride.

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.

Playtime upgrade

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

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.

Many concerns voiced at NE budget hearing

City Council members were asked for more money for libraries, more dollars for union workers, more cash for health care and more cops to patrol the Northeast during a well-attended neighborhood budget hearing Monday night at Lincoln High School.

Business Expo set for May 8

Ron Jaworski, football analyst and former Eagle, will appear at the Chamber Expo.

Methadone clinic approved

The Zoning Board of Adjustment last week voted 4-1 to grant a use variance for NorthEast Treatment Centers to open a methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.