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Penalties for dope discussed at meeting

Dope was the topic at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders in the Second Baptist Church of Frankford.


Oldtimers award athletes at meeting

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association recently honored former athletes Jim Bruce and Frank Steiner, along with college softball sensation Holly Schell, with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


NE street remains worst for auto accidents involving seniors

The Northeast remains the city’s hot spot for auto crashes involving senior citizens. Not particularly great news for grandpop and grandmom, but news they should have.


NE civic associations will soon be back in session

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as well as the end of summer break for many Northeast Philadelphia civic associations that will resume their monthly public meetings in September. The Northeast Times will strive to report on as many of these meetings as possible. But residents are also welcome to attend these sessions to find out what’s happening in their neighborhoods.


Local honorees to be awarded by Zionist organization

Several people with Northeast ties will be honored on Sept. 10 at a gala sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America’s Greater Philadelphia District.


Local coffee shop to celebrate grand opening

On Friday, the Northeast will celebrate the grand opening of the newest place to get a cup of coffee, Anthony’s Café Espresso, 4741 Princeton St. Celebrity gourmet coffee expert Todd Carmichael, who stars in the Discovery network’s Dangerous Grounds, will be on hand at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5.


Keeping traditions

People from all nationalities and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend a new Russian cultural festival in Northeast Philly that showcases music, dance and literature.

A new Russian cultural festival will take center stage in Northeast Philadelphia this fall, but it’s not just for Russians. Nor is it restricted to Russian-language speakers.


Devoted neighborhood activist Jim Ryan dies

Lifelong community volunteer James “Jim” Ryan died on Friday following a sudden illness.

Northeast Philadelphia lost a champion of the environment, an advocate of safe, clean neighborhoods and a lifelong animal lover on Friday when James J. “Jim” Ryan passed away following a sudden illness.


DA office files another brief in lengthy appeal

The existence of a witness who never testified at trial is no reason for two men convicted of child molestation charges to get new trials, the district attorney’s office stated last week in a state Superior Court brief.


Councilman O’Neill to host mammography unit at local office

City Councilman Brian O’Neill will host the Fox Chase Cancer Center mobile mammography unit on Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. at his neighborhood office at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.