Northeast Times

Story Archive November 20 2013

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkins, native to North America, have always played an important part in Thanksgiving meals. Evidently, the first settlers were not dazzled by the American Indians’ gift to them of pumpkins. But after scourge, pestilence and death, the colonists who survived the first harsh winter here changed their tune. Pumpkins became an important food source. 

Fifty years after the bullet that changed us

For a generation of us, he was the gallant knight — handsome, brave, smart and charming. The smile, the athleticism, the sweet way he showed his affection for Caroline and little John-John…all of it captivated us.

Tricked Out Tour comes to Prince Music Theater

Justin Willman has one sweet job.

Searching for answers

By Mikala Jamison

Neighbors vote ‘no’ to a proposed methadone clinic

Many in the East Kensington community said at a meeting last week that they are concerned about the effects a methadone facility could have on the surrounding neighborhood, especially if the facility increases the number of clients it serves. 

Neighbors embark on a ‘long journey’ to fix up Cione Playground

Neighbors say they are taking it upon themselves to fix up Cione Playground, since it's currently in disrepair, and not properly serving the memory of its namesake, police officer Frederick Cione. 

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Nov. 20

Bridesburg's grant from the EPA; a Fishtown scam, and more news in brief this week. 

A family’s search for answers

The circumstances of the death of a 22-year-old Port Richmond man last year are under investigation by the Philadelphia Fire Department. His family says the tragedy is the result of negligent paramedics. 

Neighborhood snapshots

See photo album below. 

Gunman sought in Somerton robberies

Police are trying to identify a masked gunman who held up two Somerton businesses on Nov. 3.