Northeast Times

 Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Career day at Crossan

A lesson from the pros: State parole agents Tom Wines and Lauren Jude-Alston addressed students at a recent career day at Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School in Burholme. Dana Raynor, a Beneficial Bank employee, also spoke to students during career day. Raynor distributed bookmarks and journals to students. •• PHOTOS BY TOM WARING


Pancake breakfast is June 8

Philadelphia Police Explorers invite the public to enjoy a pancake breakfast in support of the Philadelphia Police Foundation on Sunday, June 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Northeast, 9141 Roosevelt Blvd.


Details announced for July 4th parade

The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 99th anniversary this year.


Casino Trips: May 28, 2014

St. Jerome Ladies Guild More: June 10. Valley Forge Casino. $44 includes bus fare, $25 slot play, and a $15 food voucher. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866. More: June 26. Trump Taj Mahal. $71 includes bus fare, $25 slot play, ticket to a show, and a buffet. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866.


I-95 Princeton Avenue on-ramp to close this week

Construction to improve Interstate 95 at the Cottman Avenue Interchange in Northeast Philadelphia will require closing the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 North for three nights this week and one night next week to allow crews to set beams for the new southbound interstate bridge over the ramp.


End of an era

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce last week held a reception at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club for Sister Francesca Onley, who is retiring as president of Holy Family University. Sister Francesca became the school’s fourth president in 1981, and she has overseen much physical growth of the institution. She also led Holy Family’s transition from college to university status in 2002.


Pets of the Week: May 28, 2014

Jimmy needs a new best friend


A historical voyage at Fox Chase school

Fox Chase Elementary School fourth-graders dressed up as historic figures earlier this month. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Trips: May 28, 2014

GOLDEN FRIENDS May 31. Delaware Park. $60 includes beer, soda, food and $25 slot play. 215-335-2287. More: Phillies games June 26, July 24, August 20 and Sept. 13 from $42 to $57. More: June 28. Crab feast and Riverboat. $92 includes all you can eat crab and refreshments. More: Aug. 9. Delaware Park. Buffet, horse racing and $25 slot play. $55. Leaves 10:45 a.m. More: Sept. 20 to 27. New England and Canada cruise. $1,275 includes taxes, baggage, and transportation. 215-335-2287.