Stephen Decatur Sr. (1752-1808), generally referred to as “Captain,” and his son Stephen Decatur Jr., referred to as “Commodore,” both had distinguished careers in the earliest years of the U.S. Navy.
The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
In the beginning, all that Elsie Stevens wanted to do was to clean things up a bit.
— A local history group is recapturing priceless images from yesteryear, with help from the public.
The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will present the third annual Northeast Philadelphia HistoryFaire on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Campus Center of Holy Family University, at Frankford and Grant avenues.
A Northeast couple’s dream is about to come true — starting a charter school for autistic children. It’ll soon open in the old Lower Dublin Academy.