Northeast Times

Story Archive October 09 2013

Fishtown weighs in on zoning errors

City planners come to Fishtown to ask for neighbors' input on fixing areas of outdated zoning - zoning errors can mean developers put in lots of money and time unnecessarily. 


FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.


Frankford Civic discusses rise in crime at meeting

The neighbors on the 4600 block of Worth Street see the cars with out-of-state plates and they know why they’re there.


Happy trails

The city has laid out plans for the trail along Frankford Creek. The paved path will take hikers and bikers to the Delaware River.

Picture the Frankford Creek. Go ahead.


Holmesburg family practice expands

For 32 years, Dr. Joseph Pongonis has been keeping the families of Holmesburg physically healthy. Now he’s working on the economic health of the neighborhood.


Kartoffel (Potato Soup) for Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in the city of Munich, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were held on Oct. 12, 1810, on the fields in front of the city gates. All of Bavaria celebrated with the happy couple, and the party ended with horse races in the presence of the royal family.


La Colombe coffee roasters come to Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia's own La Colombe is planning to open a flagship cafe on Frankford Avenue, and has received zoning approval as well as support from neighbors.


Legislators attend recent Northwood Civic meeting

Northwood isn’t the biggest neighborhood in terms of geography, but is home to two state representatives.


Legislators plan scrap metal office

State Reps. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) and John Taylor (R-177th dist.) announced that they plan to introduce legislation to implement a statewide scrap metal office.


Letters to the Editor: October 9, 2013

U.S., Iran should talk