Northeast Times

Story Archive November 20 2013

Gunman sought in Somerton robberies

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


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.


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. 


Importance of voting discussed at Rhawnhurst NORC meeting

Stephanie Singer got an early start in politics, campaigning as a 12-year-old in 1976 for Democratic presidential candidate Sargent Shriver.


IRS warns of phone scam targeting taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a new and sophisticated phone scam that targets taxpayers, including recent immigrants. 


Letters to the Editor: November 20, 2013

Honoring our veterans with support


Local church offers new arts programs to neighborhood kids

A Presbyterian church in Olde Richmond is bringing fresh energy to the neighborhood with free afterschool creative classes for neighborhood kids and a new approach to the spirit of an old church.


Meeting will discuss future of Kraft factory

Representatives of government and industry will meet downtown Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the future of a Northeast landmark.


Nazareth softball trio signs letters of intent

For Jill Bovitt, Brittany Colombo and Taylor Lichtenhahn, they wanted to sign on the dotted line together. Now that they’ve accomplished that, they can shift their focus into doing something else special as one: win states.


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.