Northeast Times

Story Archive November 27 2013

Cost of Thanksgiving is lower than last year

Philadelphians who shop for the makings of a Thanksgiving feast are likely to pay a little less for a turkey and all the trimmings than they did last year, according to City Controller Alan Butkovitz.

Donations needed for community fund

Many Northeast families will be gathering around the dining-room table for a big Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday while others will be eating a turkey meal at a local restaurant.

Editorial: There is plenty to be thankful for in the NE

As the turkeys, mashed potatoes and other goodies are about to be placed on dinner tables across the Northeast on Thursday, what do we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Far NE man hosts cancer benefit for wife

When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.

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.

Free Obamacare help is available

There are people out there who will help you find health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and given that the law is so complex, you might need a little assistance figuring out if you’re eligible. 

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.

Gobblin’ Good Turkey Gravy

Dear Foodies and Cooks, it’s almost Thanksgiving, so let’s talk turkey. “Gobble, gobble,” loosely translated means “Get out your roasting pans and let the cooking begin.”

Hall of Fame dinner is Nov. 30

Members of the Calvary Athletic Association will be honoring their Hall of Fame athletes and coaches during a special dinner at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call Mike Bremser at 215-840-2282. No tickets will be available at the door. ••

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.