Northeast Times

 Articles by Sam Newhouse

Vacant Front Street banks’ fate in judge’s hands

A proposal to demolish historic banks at Front and Norris streets and build low-income housing is being fought in court by two Kensington women who think the project is bad news.


In honoring their lives, she’s saving her own

Helen Schick started making memorial ribbons for fallen firefighters after she was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago. She recently made ribbons for Capt. Michael Goodwin’s funeral, and says the hobby is her small way of lending a hand to her community.


Local college star offers basketball clinic to River Wards kids

Port Richmond mom Jen McCook will help local kids with their basketball skills in upcoming clinics, and maybe set them up for the same glory she’s had in her career.


Neighborhood news in brief

River Wards help to support dying woman’s fundraising wishLinda Belz, 30, of Port Richmond, is an ovarian-cancer patient who is the terminal stages of her illness. Her dying wish, she told the Philadelphia Daily News recently, was to be able to pay the $9,000 for her own funeral, so she could leave her family members debt-free when she passed.


Neighborhood news in brief

River Wards help to support dying woman’s fundraising wish


Wynn plans two East Coast casinos — Fishtown and Boston

Would Wynn build the exact same casino in both cities, if he is granted the chance to build at all?


Rep. Taylor calls for mandatory ‘illegal carry’ penalty—two years

The legislation would increase the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony.


Remembering heroes

Philadelphia mourns the April 6 death of Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who spent much of his career serving the River Wards. The city also remembers the loss of Lt. Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, who died in Kensington’s Buck Hosiery Factory blaze on April 9, 2012.


Rep. Taylor calls for mandatory ‘illegal carry’ penalty—two years

The legislation would increase the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony.


WWII vets meet with generation of Vietnam vets

The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is plain and simple: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”