Northeast Times

 Articles by Sam Newhouse

Kensington activist makes bid to turn the White House ‘green’

Cheri Honkala, a West Kensington mom and long-time anti-poverty activist, is the Green Party's candidate for vice president and on the ballot in 48 states. But third-party candidates are shut out of the debates due to what she called an unfair system.


Furniture store’s zoning denial was supported by 28 signatures

The owner of a new vintage shop near the Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse, which was recently denied a zoning variance, says a petition against the store was signed by 28 residents, and that she personally supported the Warehouse.


Felony charges reinstated against Bridesburg priest

The Rev. Andrew McCormick is once again, after a judge first overturned the charges, charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and sexual assault.


Mid-Century needs new space after zoning refusal

Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse is expected to stop operating out of a Fishtown building after last-minute opposition at a zoning meeting nixed their request for a variance.


Port Richmond landlord could face jail time

The so-called “Slumlord Millionaire” faces jail-time after pleading guilty to loan fraud.


Samantha Pawlucy, mocked for Romney shirt, returns to school Tuesday

The Port Richmond sophomore has been the focus of heavy media attention since last week, when her teacher reportedly mocked her for wearing a pro-Mitt Romney T-shirt to school. Pawlucy returned to class today, with supporters rallying around her.


Bridesburg health fair to offer medical services and crafts Saturday

At Bridesburg Health Fair, locals can shop at arts & crafts and flea market tables while getting basic health screenings free of charge. Proceeds benefit the Bridesburg Food Pantry.


Port Richmond and problematic Powers Park

Port Richmond neighbors have voiced their longstanding concerns about underage drinking and drug use at the neighborhood park. Now, they have been promised they will start seeing results.


Cops of the 24th honored with Awards of Valor

Three 24th District officers were honored at the National Liberty Museum last week for brave police work in both Port Richmond and Kensington.


East Kensington Neighbors Association looks forward

Memorial park for firefighters who lost their lives was on the agenda, among other issues for EKNA, at a membership meeting last week.