Northeast Times

Story Archive September 25 2013

Shane Kelly’s name lives on through soccer

Shane Kelly loved good soccer. Even beyond that, he was consumed by the sport’s ability to bring people together. 

Baked figs and fig preserves

They’re as old as the hills. That’s as long as figs have been around. They are the antique trees of the garden - the old souls. Figuratively speaking, fig leaves played a strategic role in the cover-up that went down in the Garden of Eden. Their gorgeous, big, showy leaves provided the first fashion statement – au naturel. Figs are, themselves, delicious eaten au naturel, that is, picked right off the tree. Whoever says he “doesn’t give a fig” apparently has never tasted one.

A neighborhood symbol in need

The veterans’ memorial statue of a World War I “doughboy,” which stands in Madison Memorial Park in NoLibs, currently has no one tending to its needs, like upkeep and cleaning.

Golf game supports local cops

The Philadelphia Police Department 24th District PDAC held its first annual golf outing last week, raising funds that will go to support law enforcement in Port Richmond, Kensington, Juniata and Harrowgate.

If you’re going to file an assessment appeal, don’t wait

Deadline for appeal applications is Oct. 7

If you’re going to appeal your property’s new city assessment, you don’t have much time left to do it.

Bridesburg private security: yay or nay?

Bridesburg residents have mixed opinions on hiring private security guards for the neighborhood, while in response to complaints, the police department will assign more district officers to patrol the area.

River Ward events for the week of September 25

Keep up on all the happenings in your neighborhood with our guide.

Local politicians help bag hunger

September is national Hunger Action Month. Check out how your local representatives worked toward the cause. 

Kensington tulip garden wins big

One local man turned a once vacant lot into a colorful symbol of neighborhood growth and positive change. 

It’s all Wright

With senior transfer quarterback Cedric Wright leading the way, Washington snapped an 0-3 start and got back to business in the Public League.

At 0-3, the sky wasn’t necessarily falling for the George Washington football team. After all, the losses were all at the hands of formidable non-league opponents, and the rest of the Eagles’ division hadn’t fared much better through the first three weeks.