Northeast Times

Story Archive July 16 2014

At 45, Gies’ love of the game keeps him playing

Chris Gies nearly became the Phillies Opening Night starter in 1995; he’s still playing, passing on his knowledge to his two sons.

Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Gies came this close to being named the Opening Night starter for his beloved Phillies.


Around Town: July 16, 2014

CC summer series begins July 16


Baked blueberry bliss

“Oh, I forgot to add the blueberries!” exclaimed Aunt Doris, who frequently brings her fabulous blueberry cake to share after our art class each week. We are not blood relatives, but Aunt Doris is the kind of person anyone would wish to have as an aunt. And she makes some mean cakes.


Brother charged in Oxford Circle murder

Philadelphia isn’t always the City of Brotherly Love. Last Saturday, an Oxford Circle man shot and killed his older brother during a quarrel at the home they shared.



Casino Trips: July 16, 2014

St. Bede’s Young at Heart Club Aug. 12. Mt. Airy Casino. $32 includes $25 coins and a full buffet. 215-598-3227.


Celebrating diversity at Creighton

Students at Universal Creighton Charter School at 501 Tabor Road hosted their inaugural Multicultural Day on May 23 in celebration of their own diversity and diversity in the community.


City wants kids out of waterways

In light of at least two child deaths in 2013 in city creeks, the Philadelphia Fire Department has launched Operation Stay on Shore: Drowning is Preventable.


Civic group’s celebration set for Aug. 23

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association will host its annual Northeast Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Community Center, at 1601 Hellerman St.


DA office: Lynn conviction reversal a mistake

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office last week claimed -— again — that the state Superior Court made a mistake last year in reversing the child endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.