Northeast Times

 Articles by Hayden Mitman

Fairmount Park looks for ways to bring in money

Cash from concessionaires could contribute to coffers.


Superfresh could open in No Libs by summer’s end

Details are emerging on a plan that could finally see a new supermarket open at 2nd Street and Girard Avenue.


A new neighborhood crime-fighting tactic

Localized prosecution appears to be paying off in area police districts, with convictions on the rise.


More new restaurants head for Fishtown

With a gourmet pizzeria, small music venue and restaurant on the menu, a recent zoning meeting showcased Fishtown’s rising reputation as a dining and nightlife hot spot.


Groups, pols meet with developer Grasso

Area community group leaders, police and elected officials met with developer David Grasso last week to discuss his plans for a large music venue on Richmond Street.


Boosting Girard Avenue’s creative economy

A new website unveiled by the Girard Coalition aims to tap into the fundraising power of sites like Kickstarter and apply it locally.


Seniors get a little extra security

Using a state grant, Rep. Curtis Thomas is installing security cameras at a number of senior homes in his district.


Slugging for tradition

Teams in Bridesburg and Port Richmond are bringing back the wood bat — a slice of tradition they say makes baseball more fun and accessible.


Look the look for Bastille

All the rage in Fairmount since 1995, the Bastille Day Festival will once again take over the streets around Eastern State Penitentiary.


Old City’s art exiles look toward Fishtown

Citing an increasingly sterile and uninviting environment, some Old City artists are looking to Frankford Avenue for a new First Friday stomping ground.