Plaques honoring the five new Hall of Fame members line a wall in Holy Family’s Education & Technology Center. Photo/Shannon McDonald
More than 200 people opted to spend a sunny Sunday indoors for what, for many, was an emotional Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
“The average Philadelphian probably doesn’t think of ‘Northeast Philadelphia’ and ‘history’ in the same sentence,” Hall of Fame project director Jack McCarthy said as he took the microphone inside Holy Family University’s Education and Technology Center.
Since 2009, that’s what the Hall of Fame ceremonies have aimed to do – get people thinking about the Northeast’s history and how its major players have impacted not just the region, but the city, and even beyond the country. Some of the 2012 inductees have had a global impact. continue reading »
What makes Northeast Philadelphia special?
Rising high school sophomore, juniors and seniors are invited to submit videos in line with that theme for a video contest held by Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame organizers.
High schoolers in the Northeast can submit three- to six-minute videos that meet the theme, “Uncovering Northeast Philly: What makes Northeast Philadelphia special?” continue reading »
Councilman Denny O'Brien announces the 2012 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame inductees. Photo/Rebecca Haegele
On October 21, Northeast Philadelphians will gather at Holy Family University. They’ll eat h’ordeuvres, listen to classical music and meet the historians who can answer almost any query about the region’s history.
They’ll be there as four people and seven houses of worship are added to a growing list of Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame inductees. The new class of members was announced yesterday Holy Family, with President Sr. Francesca Onley and steering and selection committee members in attendance. continue reading »
It’s time to consider the third class of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.
Nominations are due April 1 for the event, which began in 2009 with the inaugural induction ceremony for Thomas Holme, the Disstons, Tom Gola, St. Katherine Drexel, Joan Krajewski, Aid for Friends and Harry Silcox. continue reading »
Credit: All About Jazz
George “Butch” Ballard accomplished many things in his 92 years, for which he was honored last fall in the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.
Ballard died Saturday after a life spent in Frankford and devoted to music.
The jazz legend is survived by his wife of 67 years, the sounds of the Butch Ballard Trio and memories in Frankford — grew up in Plum Street, went to Harding and Northeast and was a Democratic ward leader. continue reading »
Sam Katz. Photo by Hillary Shemin.
As part of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network‘s event last night at Holy Family University, former mayoral candidate Sam Katz was on hand with a preview of his documentary, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment.
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Photo by Christopher Wink.
For the second year in a row, Northeast residents came together to reflect on history, celebrate progress and embrace the future.
The second annual Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame honored five new members yesterday at an induction ceremony at Holy Family University.
“It’s always a pleasure to reflect on individuals or groups — living or dead — who ebody the spirit of Northeast Philadelphia,” said Sr. Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family. continue reading »
Thanks to our weekly sponsors, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame, and Father Judge High School!
The second-annual Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Oct. 17 at Holy Family University, with five inductees joining the distinguished class: Benjamin Rush, Robert Purvis, Butch Ballard, Sr. Mary Scullion and SPIN. continue reading »
Many thanks to our weekly sponsor, the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame!
Now that you’ve nominated your choices for the Hall of Fame and the new inductees have been announced, it’s time to start thinking about the event.
Hall of Fame sponsors State Rep. Denny O’Brien, Holy Family University, Northeast Times and the Historical Society of Frankford will host the second annual induction ceremony Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. continue reading »