Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Construction underway

Work improving Torresdale Avenue in Tacony began again last week, and upgrades to several blocks of sidewalks are likely to continue until October or November, according to Alex Balloon, manager of the Tacony Community Development Corporation. New concrete will be put in and new line striping, Balloon said, adding the city will place the “big belly” trash cans on the Avenue. 


Around town: August 20, 2014

Burholme Business Association forming


Golf outing fundraiser slated for Aug. 25

The Dog Days of Summer Golf Outing will raise money for a diabetic alert dog for a Somerton teenager, Joe Gillespie.


Frankford zoning group approves two neighborhood projects

The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee last week approved variance applications for two neighborhood properties. There were no objections to plans to put an addition on the rear of 4314 Leiper and also make the single-family home a duplex. Similarly, there were no objections to legalize multifamily units at 1652 Haworth.


Trips: August 20, 2014

ST. WILLIAM SENIORS CITIZENS GROUP Aug. 20. Bristol Riverside Theatre. Broadway’s Best musical. $87, includes transportation and full-course dinner at Georgine’s after the show. 215-725-5697. More: Pine Grove Resort Dude Ranch. Oct. 12-17. $415. All-inclusive, includes transportation, meals, drinks, snacks, entertainment and social activities. 215-725-5697. More: American Music Theater Christmas show Joy to the World. Nov. 6. $89. Buffet luncheon at Shady Maple. Transportation included. 


Pets of the Week: August 20, 2014

Coco has a lot of love to give


Fun in the sun

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) hosted the inaugural Philly Play Summer Challenge last week at Vogt Playground in Tacony.



Around town: August 13, 2014

Residents can help name two Frankford ‘pocket parks’


Calendar of Events: August 13, 2014

Thursday, August 14