Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Streets dept. announces hazardous waste drop-off

The Philadelphia Department of Streets will hold the first household hazardous waste drop-off day of the year on Saturday, April 25, at the department’s training center at State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg. City residents may drop off household hazardous materials between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Trips: April 15, 2015

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS April 25 to 28. Disney World. $2899 includes 4 days and 3 nights, roundtrip airfare, taxes, fees, Park Hopper admission and transfers. 610-892-1133.


Blue Flame to host boxing event on Sunday

Police and firefighters will square off in the boxing ring at a new venue on Sunday, April 19, as the Philadelphia Blue Flame football team hosts the 12th annual Blue Flame Bouts at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.


Benefit dinner scheduled for Saturday

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Holy Family University invite the community to enjoy a sampling of Northeast Philadelphia restaurant specialties at the annual Empty Plate Dinner benefiting local families who are experiencing homelessness.


Orleans Tech changes name

Orleans Technical Institute held a ceremony to change its name to Orleans Technical College on March 30. 


Religious Events: April 8, 2015

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.


Trips: April 8, 2015

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS April 25 to 28. Disney World. $2899 includes 4 days and 3 nights, roundtrip airfare, taxes, fees, Park Hopper admission and transfers. 610-892-1133.



Helping some furry friends

Author Daniel Kaye donated all proceeds from his children’s book, Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab, to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. He presented a $1,000 check to PAWS employee Maria Decker on April 1. For information, visit phillypaws.org.


Around town: April 8, 2015

St. Luke’s holding flea market on Saturday