Northeast Times

Story Archive May 15 2013

Events (May 15, 2013)

Thursday, May 16

Religious Events (May 15, 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. 215-342-6310,

Neighbors encouraged to stay vigilant in light of recent crime

Philadelphia Police Department District 24 Captain Charles Vogt said he’s not seeing an uptick of crime in Port Richmond, despite what some neighbors might feel. With a limited number of police resources available, he said, residents have to help be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood.

Neighborhood demographics: clear like never before

Thanks to the new tool CultureBlocks, the public can see the specifics of any city area, especially as they relate to creativity and the arts. The tool could help ‘leverage cultural activity into neighborhood revitalization.’ The River Wards, then, could see increased assistance to the arts and culture community.

Neighborhood news in brief

The River Wards LOVE their parks; St. Benjamin Brewery in Kensington reaches fundraising goal; woman punched by cop gets big reward; John Taylor could become chairman of the Philadelphia Republican Party.

Fishtown and Darell Clarke: a perfect pair

“No politician has done more for Fishtown,” said Hetzell Advisory Council treasurer Shawn Murphy of City Council President Darrell Clarke.

Ragdoll redemption

If last Friday afternoon’s regular-season softball finale between Archbishop Ryan and Little Flower offered any indication, the Catholic League playoffs should be quite a doozy.

Volunteers clean up Pennypack Park on Earth Day

Thirty-one volunteers and city workers celebrated Earth Day on April 27 by removing 55 bags of debris, plus two bags of recyclable cans from Pennypack Park. 

Pets of the Week (May 15, 2013)

Percy and Jackson need brotherly love