Northeast Times

Story Archive September 18 2013

Schwartz, Brady ask feds to nix drug-treatment facility

U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz and Bob Brady have written a letter to a Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration official, urging her agency to halt development of a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave.


Pennypack historical marker is re-installed

A Pennsylvania historical marker has been re-installed at the Pennypack Creek Bridge. And this time, it’s protected from Frankford Avenue vehicle traffic.


Centenarian celebration

100 years young: On Thursday, Sept. 12, five of the oldest people in Philadelphia received recognition at a special lunch. The centenarians were guests of honor at Immaculate Mary Home. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Drunken driver sentenced in fatal crash

Angel Roque was sentenced to three to seven years in state prison for the 2011 hit and run that killed Joyce Kenny. 


Hero Thrill Show fundraiser is this Saturday

It’s not too late to get tickets for the 59th annual Hero Thrill Show this Saturday, Sept. 21, outside of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly.


Mayfair Business Association announces busy fall schedule

The Mayfair Business Association and its neighborhood partners are planning a bunch of fall activities.


Financial advisers visit Rhawnhurst NORC

Two financial advisers last month encouraged members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community to design well-rounded financial plans.


Volunteers haul trash during monthly park cleanup

Thirty-five volunteers donated more than 80 man-hours to beautify some Northeast Philly parkland on Aug. 24 during the monthly cleanup event organized by the Friends of Pennypack Park.


Veterans to be honored at Somerton Civic’s Community Day

The Somerton Civic Association will celebrate the 10th birthday of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home as part of the civic group’s annual Community Day on Oct. 5 at Daniel Boyle Playground.


O’Neill: Medical Mission Sisters not selling for now

Rumors about a new low-income housing development on the Medical Mission Sisters’ Fox Chase campus are not true, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.