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Casino trips, May 19, 2011 edition

St. Jerome’s Seniors (JEMS) May 20. Mohegan Sun. $32, includes $32 slot bucks and full luncheon. Departure inf.: 215–338–3787, 215–743–1035, 215–333–2785.Marlyn Fein Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center May 22. Resorts. $27, includes bus,...

Community Calendar, May 19, 2011 edition

Friday, May 20EVENTSAdult Bingo Resurrection of Our Lord school hall, 2020 Shelmire Ave. Snacks available. Games start at 7:30 p.m. 215–219–5525.Bingo Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave. Sandwiches and snacks will be available....

A call to cut the cuts

“They want to cut us down to a skeleton crew,” Forrest teacher Spencer Glass says of school district officials.The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers believes that the proposed state budget undermines eight consecutive years of...

Letters to the editor May 12, 2011 edition

Letters to the editor for May 12, 2011 editionNote: Letters must be accompanied by daytime and evening phone numbers for verification. Anonymous letters will not be published. Send letters to: pronews@bsmphilly.comPfc. John Kihm was a...

Endorsements for the May 17 primary election

Of the candidates for Philadelphia City Council’s seven at-large seats who cared enough about the voters of Northeast Philadelphia to respond to a questionnaire submitted by the Northeast Times, only a handful had the...

A waterfront splash

Tom Branigan promises that progress is being made in the planning of a North Delaware Riverfront Greenway.Branigan has been executive director of the non-profit Delaware River City Corporation since January. He explained that trails...

Where are the Phillies’ big bats?

Coming into the season, the Phillies pitching was all anyone could talk about.Throughout the first few weeks of the season the pitching staff — both starters and relievers — have done exactly what was expected of them, if not more.Cliff...

Teeing is believing

Xavier and Alexaliz Melendez are no strangers to life on the green. The two local siblings, ages 12 and 15, can often be found on various golf courses throughout Northeast Philadelphia. In fact, this...

26th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet

Over the years, Northeast Philadelphia competitors have certainly established themselves throughout the local sports scene.And this year was no different.Neighborhood athletes and coaches have once again embraced the tradition of excellence in our community. They...

Farnese backs bill to revive medical marijuana in PA

State Senator Larry Farnese (D-1st dist.) was part of a group of state legislators that introduced a bill last Tuesday in Harrisburg that would legalize medical marijuana use in Pennsylvania.It’s a controversial topic, but,...
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