Northeast Times

Story Archive May 08 2013

A memorial’s missing name

One Fishtown veteran wants to include a plaque on the Korean War Veterans Memorial in honor of the first Philadelphian to die in the war — a Port Richmond man.

Documentary team catches crime on film

A trio of filmmakers documenting the realities of poverty and crime in Kensington were thrust into the spotlight after they captured raw footage of a recent shooting in Port Richmond near the border of Kensington, but the documentarians say their project is about more than this one incident.

Call it a comeback

John Larsen remembers the struggles all too well. 

Learning the sounds of music

The kids in Juwuan Thomas’s music workshop at the Tacony branch library learned “When the Saints Come Marchin’ In” one day last month.

Philly Realtors’ group pushing to restart lien sales

Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.

Bengals one step closer to gym

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization has long dreamed of having a gymnasium of its own.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Mayfair

A Mayfair man was killed last week in a motorcycle crash about four blocks from his home.

Rotary Club helps fund Frankford’s newly painted gym

City Year Greater Philadelphia recently painted a Frankford High School gym, and the volunteers received a big boost from the Rotary Club of Frankford-Northeast.

Anti-bullying efforts are strong at Warren G. Harding School

The staff and students at Warren G. Harding Middle School have been trained to identify and react to bullying, and offenders face disciplinary action before they can even seek to return to the classroom.

Local churches to learn their fate on May 31

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is expected to announce on May 31 which churches, if any, will merge or close, and parishioners at two Frankford churches are nervously awaiting the verdict.