On May 1, a landmark that long has dominated the Northeast Philadelphia skyline will go dark, and when the lights fade away at what once had been the Nabisco bakery at Roosevelt Boulevard and Byberry Road, almost 300 jobs will disappear.
Go to civic association meetings in Frankford and Northwood and you’re sure to hear someone bring up Orthodox Street. To say the street has been battered by the years would be an understatement, and right now the Philadelphia Water Department is digging it up to install new mains.
Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.
Battalion Chief Charles LePre, who last year celebrated his 50th anniversary with the Fire Department, was honored during last week’s LaSalle-George Washington game at the university’s Gola Center. Also honored during a game timeout were two Philadelphia police officers and a paramedic.
The Nativist movement of the mid-1800s probably helped advance the career of Philadelphia attorney and newspaper editor Lewis C. Levin for a little while, but it all ended in ruin for the prominent anti-immigrant, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic orator.
St. Hubert’s Claire Alminde was among the last student-athletes to be called to the podium to receive her award at the 28th annual Northeast Sports Awards banquet, but she seemed to speak for all the others when she stepped up to the microphone.
The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.