Northeast Times

 Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Local man holds cancer benefit for his wife at Sweeney’s Saloon in Somerton

When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.


Rally for schools Dec. 12

There will be an anti-school spending cuts rally at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bustleton and Cottman avenues.


Community fund puts hope in the holidays

It’s just two weeks until Christmas, and families are making plans for big dinner celebrations. Kids can’t wait to find out what Santa Claus will leave under their trees.


Religious Events: December 11, 2013

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


Little Flower HS remembers Lacey Gallagher

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls recently retired the No. 13 soccer jersey worn by Lacey Gallagher, who died in a car accident in 2007 following her senior prom.


Defense Logistics Agency aids soldiers

America’s warfighters serving in Afghanistan this Thanksgiving enjoyed a taste of home, thanks to the efforts of employee at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, at 700 Robbins Ave.


Recycle old appliances

PECO customers have recycled more than 35,000 energy-guzzling refrigerators and freezers through PECO Smart Appliance Recycling, helping the state of Pennsylvania reach a total of 200,000 recycled appliances during the last five years, the utility announced recently


Emergency vehicles need room on roads

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan reminds all motorists to steer clear of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow truck operators while they carry out their duties on Pennsylvania’s roads.


The art of saving

Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School, 3033 Levick St. in Lower Mayfair, was honored last week as a winner of an art contest sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. The prizes included $250 for a classroom to spend on school supplies. PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, and personal finance expert Dominique Jenkins surprised the winners on the morning of Dec. 3. This fall, PFCU partnered with Philadelphia-area private and public schools to hold the second annual art competition designed to teach third- to fifth-grade students the importance of saving money at a young age. Hundreds of young artists submitted entries, and thousands of Philadelphians voted for the winners on the credit union’s Facebook page. The other winning school was St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia. 


Calendar of Events: December 11, 2013

Thursday, December 12