Northeast Times

 Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Bustleton Taekwon-do team wins 10 medals

Bustleton-based Red Tiger Taekwon-do won 10 medals, including one world championship, at the recent International Taekwon-do Federation World Championships in Benidorm, Spain.


Injury lawyer honored

The Legal Intelligencer has named Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano founding partner David F. Stern as one of 2013’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track.”


Residents should ignore letters from BRT that were sent out in error

The Board of Revision of Taxes has sent out a couple of thousand letters to property owners who are appealing their new assessments, advising them their 2014 taxes will actually be lower than they are this year. Given that fact, the BRT asks the letter’s recipients if they would consider withdrawing their assessment appeals.


Stay safe in the winter

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers urges all Philadelphians to practice important safety tips during the impending winter and to be more vigilant with their fire safety efforts and awareness.


Casino Trips: December 11, 2013

TLA Feasterville Dec. 31. Includes New Year’s Gala, restaurant and show. Reserve by Dec. 21. Inf. 215-598-3227.


Rally for schools Dec. 12

There will be an anti-school spending cuts rally at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bustleton and Cottman avenues.


Recycle old appliances

PECO customers have recycled more than 35,000 energy-guzzling refrigerators and freezers through PECO Smart Appliance Recycling, helping the state of Pennsylvania reach a total of 200,000 recycled appliances during the last five years, the utility announced recently


Community fund puts hope in the holidays

It’s just two weeks until Christmas, and families are making plans for big dinner celebrations. Kids can’t wait to find out what Santa Claus will leave under their trees.


The art of saving

Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School, 3033 Levick St. in Lower Mayfair, was honored last week as a winner of an art contest sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. The prizes included $250 for a classroom to spend on school supplies. PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, and personal finance expert Dominique Jenkins surprised the winners on the morning of Dec. 3. This fall, PFCU partnered with Philadelphia-area private and public schools to hold the second annual art competition designed to teach third- to fifth-grade students the importance of saving money at a young age. Hundreds of young artists submitted entries, and thousands of Philadelphians voted for the winners on the credit union’s Facebook page. The other winning school was St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia. 


Incipient Fire Suppression Training classes available

The Hospital Fire Marshals’ Association (HFMA) has arranged for Incipient Fire Suppression Training directed toward healthcare and educational facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires employees having such responsibilities to receive annual training.