Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Three holiday concerts to be held this month

You don’t have to go far to rock through the holidays. Two special concerts of rock ’n’ roll Christmas songs will be presented this Saturday and Sunday at Settlement Music School, 3745 Clarendon Ave., and a third performance is slated for Dec. 23 at the Bristol Riverside Theater.


Spending time with the family

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 held its annual breakfast for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, Nov. 26. 


Better late than never

Workers paint a rusty bridge at Frankford and Solly avenues in Holmesburg. Residents have wanted the bridge renovated for 15 years. The project is now under the supervision of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady.


The future looks bright

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently awarded its 2014 Tacony Youth Grant Award to the St. John Neumann Youth Group, based at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The grant was for $1,000. It was presented to Michael Hogan Jr., the group founder and director. The ceremony took place at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39 hall, at 7229 Tulip St. For information, visit www.jcmcccftacony.org


A smashing success

Dunphy Ford, 7700 Frankford Ave., held its second annual Sledge Hammer Bash on Saturday. People used a sledgehammer to smash a used car painted with Dallas Cowboys colors.


Donations needed for community fund

Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet, but the Northeast Times has already heard from residents requesting help this holiday season. The 66th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund has helped thousands of families during the Christmas season.


A hometown favorite

The 38th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade was held Sunday. Local bands, schools, businesses, dance groups, musicians and Mummers participated in the parade, which traveled south on Frankford Avenue. 


Bustleton Civic approves plan to relocate Dunkin’ Donuts

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week supported a plan to move a Dunkin’ Donuts shop from one part of Grant Plaza II to another.


Pets of the Week: November 26, 2014

Come hang with Cody!


Trips: November 26, 2014

NORTHEAST OLDER ADULT CENTER Dec. 4. New York City. Radio City Music Hall. $125 includes transportation, ticket to the show and lunch at Olive Garden. 215-685-0576.