Janet Geissler has a warm place in her heart for sick kids. Key in on the words, “warm” and “heart.” For the last decade, the Burholme resident and an army of volunteers have been making soft, warm blankets to be distributed to ill children in and around Philadelphia by Project Linus. Kids in hospitals like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children are the recipients.
The Frankford Y at Leiper and Arrott went from community asset to community eyesore in the four-plus years since it closed in mid-2009.
Jared Brito can recall dying. It’s kind of a cute story.
Being the business community’s biggest cheerleader is part of the gig for Philadelphia’s top elected official, and Mayor Michael Nutter fully lived up to the role last week as he paid a visit to the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
In mid-October, the city announced it will help some homeowners who have fallen behind in paying their property taxes to get current and stay current. They can accept that help, or else face foreclosure.
Vandals did an estimated $50,000 in damage to Lincoln High Schools athletic field in early September.
Some new life has been breathed into the long-vacant New Frankford Community Y building at Leiper and Arrott streets.
A bill that outlaws automated purchasing machines like the two in Franklin Mills was voted favorably out of committee last week.
A former Northeast assistant parish pastor won’t be tried on charges he molested a young altar boy more than a decade ago.
Retired science teacher Marilyn Krupnik has a good idea what she wants done with scores of paintings that were removed from the Wilson Middle School in 2003 and 2004 and put into storage.