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NE community fund is a success

The Northeast Times thanks its readers for their generous contributions to our Eleanor Smylie Community Fund.

Multicultural medley

Music and dance illuminated the auditorium of Northeast Philadelphia’s Universal Creighton Charter School on the eve of its winter break on Dec. 23. While the imminent Christmas holiday played a prominent role in the grade school’s annual seasonal concert, students drew upon many other religious and ethnic traditions for a joyous multi-cultural celebration.

GED classes available

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue), will host GED classes beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will run every Wednesday through Feb. 18.

Fresh meat

 Wing Bowl 23 gets a new ringer with Al Marnoch.   

FOP honors police officers

The Philadelphia Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 recognized the following officers during an awards ceremony at the police unon’s Heroes Ballroom on Dec. 17:

Fake L&I inspector reported in Hunting Park

The city is warning residents to be on the lookout for somebody posing as an inspector from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.

D.A. drops forfeiture case against Somerton couple

The District Attorney’s office will no longer go after the home of a Somerton couple whose son was arrested on drug charges earlier this year.

Construction, potholes continue to plague Orthodox Street

Go to civic association meetings in Frankford and Northwood and you’re sure to hear someone bring up Orthodox Street. To say the street has been battered by the years would be an understatement, and right now the Philadelphia Water Department is digging it up to install new mains. 

Around town: December 31, 2014

Nazareth Hospital holds weight-loss sessions

2014 Year in review

The Northeast Times takes a look back at events that affected our neighborhoods in 2014.