Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Around town: August 20, 2014

Burholme Business Association forming


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. 


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.


Methadone clinic opens in Holmesburg

The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. (at Decatur Street) opened earlier this month.


Scouts spread friendship

The Tzofim-Israeli Friendship Scout Caravan visited the Klein JCC for an hour of music and poetry in celebration of Israel and Jewish history on Aug. 8. The performers helped visitors perform traditional Hebrew dances and also dedicated a song and slideshow to the current conflict in Gaza. 


NE celebrates National Night Out

Fox Chase was one of many neighborhoods that celebrated National Night Out, an event that promotes community involvement in crime prevention, on Aug. 5.


Around town: August 13, 2014

Residents can help name two Frankford ‘pocket parks’


Calendar of Events: August 13, 2014

Thursday, August 14