Northeast Times

Story Archive October 16 2013

Letters to the Editor: October 16, 2013

O’Brien has questions about city legal issue


Game on!

Snapshots from a local kids' sports event. 


The comeback kid

After a broken wrist derailed his 2012 season, Marquis Seamon is healthy again for white-hot Father Judge — and he’s got plenty of help.

Last year, Marquis Seamon flew to Ireland for a football game and returned home with a season-ending fractured wrist as his souvenir. 


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.


Debate for city controller slated for Oct. 22

The nonpartisan Committee of Seventy, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, Young Involved Philadelphia and WHYY, invite the public to attend an upcoming debate for city controller.


St. Christopher School donates baby supplies to charity

For years, Kathleen Thompson and her colleagues at St. Christopher School in Somerton taught their students to be stewards of the community, particularly the less fortunate and distressed folks who live there.


All the right moves

Direct from Buenos Aires, the prestigious Argentine dance troupe Tango Fire lights up the stage of the Merriam Theatre on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.


Lifelong devotion

Local activist is dedicated to battling AIDS epidemic.

When the annual AIDS Walk Philly takes place this Sunday, Oct. 20, Robb Reichard of Wissinoming will be there — just as he’s been every year since his first walk in 1988.


Vo, Willett lead Nazareth Academy tennis turnaround

Shakir Willett has been playing tennis since her days as a middle schooler in Bellport, N.Y., and she’s never seen a student-athlete with more poise and determination than Alex Vo.


Rhawnhurst girl to sell charitable bracelets

Cerena O’Neill, a 10-year-old Rhawnhurst girl who sells bracelets and T-shirts to raise money for charity, will be attending two upcoming craft shows.