Northeast Times

Story Archive November 27 2013

Thanksgiving football preview: Northeast vs. Central

Phil Gormley found out pretty early on not to underestimate the annual Thanksgiving contest between Central and Northeast. 


Thanksgiving football preview: Washington vs. Ryan

They don’t award championships for winning on Thanksgiving. But for the Archbishop Ryan and George Washington football teams, victory in their annual Far Northeast showdown would be a welcome, yet bittersweet consolation prize.


Thanksgiving football preview: Judge vs. Lincoln

Though still in his first season as the Father Judge head football coach, nobody needs to tell Mike McKay how important Thanksgiving’s game against Abraham Lincoln is. McKay should know … after all, he played in the very first one.


Thanksgiving football preview: Fels vs. Frankford

If the game had been scheduled a week earlier, all bets were off as to whether or not Frankford’s football players would be motivated enough to put forth a 48-minute effort.


Talking with Toomey

When U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Times’ offices last Friday, he identified Iran’s nuclear weapons program as the top international issue facing America.


The gift of giving

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch that also included dessert, a take-home dinner, a Visa gift card, music and dancing.


A holiday tradition

About 100 police cruisers with lights flashing and horns honking pulled off of Roosevelt Boulevard, onto Southampton Road and then onto Carter Road in Somerton on Tuesday morning. But it wasn’t the world’s biggest car chase.


Fire commissioner accused of lying under oath

Standing on the apron of City Hall, Philadelphia firefighters union leader Joe Schulle on Friday accused Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers of lying under oath regarding the recent demotions of 14 union members.


Look out for Santa on SEPTA

Every year, Santa rides SEPTA on the day after Thanksgiving, and, so he will again this year, for the 23rd time.


Around town: November 27, 2013

Holiday light show