Northeast Times

Story Archive October 09 2013

Pioneer punch

For Frankford football, three lopsided non-league losses to open the 2013 campaign now seem like ancient history.


A beautiful day in the neighborhood

A time to celebrate: Somerton Day, a celebration of the neighborhood, was held on Saturday, Oct. 5. 


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.


Speaking out against abuse

The colorfully cheerful banners hanging in the front yard of a Parkwood townhome extol the virtues of the determined teenager who lives there.


Ragdolls’ reign atop the Catholic League continuing

In 2012, the Archbishop Ryan girls soccer team didn’t lose its first game of the season until Nov. 6. It was the Ragdolls’ only blemish of the season, a 1-0 first round state tournament defeat at the hands of Central Bucks West.


Ticket to write

Legendary broadcaster Larry Kane discusses his new book, which documents the trials and tribulations of the early years of the Beatles.

It has been almost 50 years since the Beatles invaded America, and there are few people alive who likely remember it as vividly as veteran journalist Larry Kane. Kane was with the band during every stop of its 1964 and 1965 American tours, an opportunity Kane said he “never sought out.”


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.


Alvarez challenges Williams to district attorney debate

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is hoping to debate incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams before voters go to the polls on Nov. 5.


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.


Union president demands inspections on all city fire department vehicles

In the aftermath of an ambulance fire that caused significant damage to an Old City firehouse, the president of the Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics union is calling for safety inspections to all city fire department vehicles.