Northeast Times

Story Archive November 20 2013

Collecting history

Things don’t get much more American than baseball, the Boy Scouts, coin collecting and contests. That’s why Mayfair’s Walter Waholek may be the most patriotic teenager in all of Northeast Philadelphia.


Energy efficient home improvements to receive rebates

The Philadelphia Gas Works plans to award $4 million in rebates for energy efficient home improvements in the coming months, but property owners can save energy and money while spending next to nothing.


Letters to the Editor: November 20, 2013

Honoring our veterans with support


Warming hearts

John Quirk V has a lot more in common with his grandfather, John Quirk III, than the name they share.


Family of deceased accuser files suit against priest

The family of a man who had accused a former Northeast Philadelphia parish priest of molesting him when he was a child has filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.


Donations needed for community fund

The holiday season unofficially gets under way next week as families sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.


Candidate for governor releases education plan

Katie McGinity, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week released a kindergarten to 12th-grade education plan titled “Strong Schools. Bright Futures.”


Around town: November 20, 2013

Frankford Historical Society hosts social


High school’s move spurs complaints in Fox Chase

Until recently, Cheltenham-based Gospel of Grace Ministries garnered perhaps its greatest notoriety on the basketball court when a team of teenagers from the tiny Christian congregation’s high school qualified for the state playoffs last March.


Chemistry of cast makes The Book Thief worthwhile

The Book Thief removes all the horrors from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany to tell the story of a little girl who loves to read. It all seems a little too superficial, like a sanitized, simplistic version of the Holocaust. There are German children wearing swastikas and singing Hitler Youth songs, and Jews are marched through the street assumedly being taken to concentration camps (though the words are never uttered). But, the brutal war is mostly a backdrop to the story.