Northeast Times

Story Archive October 16 2013

A local groomer gone green

Did you know pet hair can be composted? The owner of Poochie's Place in NoLibes does — she’s using tons of it, plus other materials from her shop, to help the earth. 

Man tries to lure two school children at Castor Gardens playground

An unknown man tried to lure two grade school children at a Castor Gardens playground last Wednesday morning, but both students alertly fled and reported the incidents.

More than 220K approved for Homestead Exemption

More than 220,000 Philadelphia homeowners will get real estate tax breaks next year because they have been approved for the $30,000 Homestead Exemption.

New editors named at Northeast Times

Broad Street Media CEO Darwin Oordt and publisher Perry Corsetti on Monday named a new editorial department leadership team.

Normandy Civic Association plans neighborhood reunion

Members of the Normandy Civic Association are firming up plans for a May 2 neighborhood reunion at the FOP lodge on Caroline Road.

No working smoke alarms in fatal fire

Philadelphia firefighters distributed smoke detectors on Tuesday along the Oxford Circle block where a rowhouse blaze three days earlier claimed the life of a neighborhood woman.

Pets of the Week: October 16, 2013

Patches is a people pup

Police captain awarded for military service

The Somerton Civic Association and state Rep. Brendan Boyle last week recognized a neighborhood military hero who is now back home and serving his fellow citizens on the home front.

Program helps diminish school violence

When the school year begins, it’s a time rife with social stress for most students. Reputations are important to get clear right away and most kids, admittedly or not, just want to do what they can to feel comfortable and settled. For students, it’s just that simple. For school administrators, however, it’s never that cut and dry, and establishing an environment that feels safe for all is key.

Religious Events: October 16, 2013

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,