Northeast Times

 Articles by Hayden Mitman

Shouting it from the blacktop: Take back vacant land!

Members of 34 groups throughout the city rallied together last week in an effort to support the Take Back Vacant Land Coalition, all hoping to change how the city manages its vacant property.

Looking for a place to call home

After leaving City Hall when the Occupy Philly camp came to an end, some homeless individuals have found a home with the Nu-Look ministry — it’s under the Betsy Ross Bridge.

A 'banner' moment in Fishtown

Fishtown Action unveils the first of a coming 125 banners that will be displayed throughout the neighborhood.

LSH finds a way

After losing thousands because of cuts in state funding, the Lutheran Settlement House found other ways to continue its adult education programs.

Fighting crime in the riverwards…together

To combat crime locally, community groups throughout the riverwards have banded together to create a new crime-watch organization.

Remembering Seamus

Seamus O’Neill was murdered in 2008. Friends and family remember him after his killer was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month.

A tribute to players who broke baseball’s boundaries

Branch manager of the Richmond Library, Jerry Franklin, is a big baseball fan. He shares some of his personal collection in a new exhibit that focuses on players who moved to the major leagues after playing in the Negro National League.

Love in Bloom

Kristine and Bill Shaffer, Northern Liberties residents, were wed on March 7 at the Philadelphia International Flower Show — only the second wedding ever held there. The couple's cake was designed by the team from the television show “Cake Boss.”

March Madness!

11th annual trivia competition held in Fishtown.

Nutter visits ‘Needle Park’ to announce the fifth annual Spring Cleanup

Mayor Michael Nutter visited Kensington’s McPherson Square last week to announce this year’s upcoming Philly Spring CleanUp.