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Treading water

Parkwood resident Mike Doyle will travel to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week to join thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. He plans to share images and descriptions of his experiences with The Northeast Times throughout his time on the front lines.      

Pets of the Week: Nov. 30, 2016

Patty needs a new best friend

Volunteers collect tires, litter, debris at Fall Into Your Park cleanup

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed have discovered where Northeast Philadelphians most like to dump their used automobile tires illegally.

Sounds of kindness

The annual Pennypack Music Festival is more than just an outdoor concert series enjoyed by thousands of rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts each summer. It’s also an effective and generous charity organization.

Somerton’s greatest Spartan

Andy Wallace was a three-sport athlete for Somerton Youth Organization, playing soccer, basketball and baseball throughout the 1980s.

Providing hope

Bryce Brooks was only 1 pound, 15 ounces when he was born prematurely. Now his family is helping the miracle workers at Penn’s NICU who saved their son. 

Mayfair Civic approves zoning for a commercial kitchen

The Mayfair Civic Association reviewed three zoning applications and changed the boundaries of its coverage area during its bimonthly meeting on Nov. 21.

Judge to run for Superior Court next year

Blair County Common Pleas Court Judge Wade Kagarise, a Republican, will run for Superior Court next year.

Councilman donates salary to schools

A lesson in generosity: City Councilman Allan Domb (D-at large), pictured above visiting the kindergarten class at Hancock Elementary, donates his salary to public schools across Philadelphia. Recent recipients of donations are five schools in the Northeast: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington high schools, Austin Meehan Middle School and John Hancock and Watson Comly elementary schools. 

CORA Services honors local ‘Champions for Children’

CORA Services celebrated its 45th anniversary last week at its annual Champions for Children event at the Union League of Philadelphia.