Archive November 2010

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Olney is not in the Northeast 3


We’re a little late in correcting this, and we’ve gotta thank the multiple readers who pointed out this blunder.

There’s a lot of discussion on this site and elsewhere about which neighborhoods make up the Northeast. And while there are some points of contention, we all pretty much agree: Olney is not in the Northeast. continue reading »

Financial Perspectives: Surviving the holiday season 0


It may be too late for you Black Friday shoppers who were camped out at the Franklin Mills Walmart or the Target on Bustleton Avenue, but the rest of our Northeast readers may be able to financially survive the holiday season if they follow these suggestions.

If you have not started your shopping, put yourself on a budget – this can be a certain dollar amount per person or an aggregated budget for all your anticipated spending.  Stick to it no matter what.  It can be hard, but remember it is the retailers’ mission to get you to spend as much as you can, whether you can afford it or not. continue reading »

Two arrested in Best Buy robbery 1


Two men were arrested Saturday after they robbed the Best Buy on Roosevelt Boulevard near Red Lion Road.

The men were waiting for store employees to open the doors just before 7 a.m. Saturday when they forced the employees inside at gunpoint. One employee was bound with plastic handcuffs while the manager was forced to open the safe. The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and some merchandise. continue reading »

Car accident leaves boy in critical condition 1


We received a notice a short time ago from ReadyNotifyPA about an accident on the 4400-block of Tolbut Street in Upper Holmesburg.

A 6-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and sustained head injuries. He was rushed to Aria Health Torresdale, where he’s in critical condition. The driver stayed on the scene.

Technical difficulties 0


We’re having some tech trouble this morning, but expect to be back up and running in no time. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Happy Thanksgiving 1


Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful NEast Philly readers!

No matter what you’re doing today and where you’re doing it, we wish you a happy and safe holiday. To get you in the spirit, here are more photos from Sunday’s Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. continue reading »

Real NEastate: Home repair requests 0

Q: I am buying a twin in Bells Corner and had to get a home inspection. The inspector gave me a long list of things wrong with the house. One of them is an electrical issue that is considered a safety hazard. I am going to have my agent ask the seller to get this fixed but, considering I am not an electrician  and wouldn’t be able to tell, how will I know if it was done right or even done at all?

A: Usually a home inspection will uncover many items that need to be addressed. If homebuyers find repairs need to be done after electing a home inspection, they have every right to try and negotiate this with the home seller. continue reading »

Gun owners in the Northeast: Part 3 of 4 5

Josh's daily carry, a Glock 26 in 9mm

Josh's daily carry, a Glock 26 in 9mm

In following online forums and comments, we noticed crime stories around the Northeast often lead to discussions about gun ownership. In this four-part series, we’ll hear from four Northeast residents on why they own guns, and their beliefs surrounding gun laws. Read part one. Read Part two.

This is Josh D. The 34-year-old lives in Northern Liberties with his girlfriend, a Castor Gardens native, and owns two guns

NEast Philly: How long have you been a gun owner?

Josh D: Four years

NEP: Why do you own a guns? Was there a specific event that motivated you to get one? continue reading »

Ashton Road store burglarized 0


Crime-SceneFor the second time in the last year, Stop & Shoop market at Ashton and Willits roads has been burglarized. As CBS3 reports, two thieves used a crowbar to enter the store over night. continue reading »

Excel Academy students serve pre-Thanksgiving meal to homeless 0

Students from Camelot Schools’ Excel Academy South serve the lunch that they prepared to homeless residents of St. John’s Hospice in Center City

Students from Camelot Schools’ Excel Academy South serve the lunch that they prepared to homeless residents of St. John’s Hospice in Center City. Photo courtesy of Camelot Schools.

Warm corn muffins.  Steaming bowls of chili. Potato salad. Macaroni and cheese. It was the perfect lunch for a crisp November day and a special treat for the homeless residents at St. John’s Hospice in Center City, prepared and served by culinary arts students of Camelot Schools’ Excel Academy South.

“Community service is an important part of our program,” said Kevin Marx, the school’s executive director.  “This is our first time doing this, but we will be doing more meals like this.  And not just at shelters, but at nursing homes, too.”

“The kids were really excited about coming here,” added Lari Luckenbill, Excel’s culinary arts teacher. “I couldn’t bring the whole class, and it was difficult narrowing it down to 15.”

The students prepared the meal in their state-of-the art kitchen at Excel South, located on the campus of Friends Hospital in Northwood. They transported the food to St. John’s, where they heated it up and cheerfully dished it out to the residents. continue reading »

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