Born Patricia Worthington in 1928 into a family whose roots in Northeast Philadelphia go back more than 300 years, Pat Worthington Stopper has been collecting, preserving and sharing local history for decades.
The Philadelphia Police Blue Sox baseball team will see a change of scenery for its fourth annual charity game to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872
In last week’s editions, the Northeast Times reported that efforts are underway to erect a memorial bench to Pennypack Creek drowning victims including Brandon Boyle. In fact, there are at least two simultaneous memorial bench efforts. Boyle’s family and friends began one fundraising campaign via the gofundme.com website. A second campaign to memorialize other Pennypack drowning victims is in the planning stages. ••
A Castor Gardens teenager who has been missing since July 14 may have been found dead in the Pennypack Creek.
This Saturday at 11 a.m., a state historical marker will be unveiled honoring a modest but very important Northeast Philadelphia building and the man primarily responsible for having it built.
Police have identified the body of a man found in the Delaware River on July 4 as Richard Mascaro, 66, of Warminster.
A dozen volunteers from Holmesburg Christian Academy joined 26 others to clean up Pennypack Park on May 24 in the area of Sandy Run, a tributary stream to the Pennypack.
Pine Road’s bridge over Pennypack Creek is getting a new weight restriction of 20 tons while the Streets Department repairs some deterioration recently discovered.