2009 was a big year — not just for NEast Philly, but for the Northeast. But this isn’t intended as a look back on the previous year. Our purpose is to look ahead.
The NEast Philly staff has some big things planned for the upcoming year, but we think the mission to put our beloved region on the map in a figurative sort of way should extend citywide.
In the coming months, we’ll introduce new features, bring on new sponsors and keep making strides to make NEast Philly the place to come for the latest news in the Northeast. Here are just a few things you can expect from us in 2010: continue reading »
Happy Birthday, America! As the city of Independence and brotherly love, Philadelphia is preparing for another spectacular celebration. Despite the financial crisis, Philadelphia won’t be skimping on its budget for welcoming another festive July 4th. Whether you are choosing to have a block party, picnic or venture to Penn’s Landing for the remarkable fireworks display, this year is sure to hold some memorable events for all ages and styles. continue reading »
Q: I need to sell my father’s estate in Rambler Park, but he died without a Will and I don’t know what to do. Where do I start?
A: Your father died “intestate” without a Will. In that case, his estate goes to his heir(s) by law. First, contact an estate attorney. He can help you with inheritance laws and point you in the direction of a certified public accountant. If your father’s home has equity and/or if his estate is of any value, there will be inheritance taxes to be paid. continue reading »
By Shannon McDonald
School is just about over, so it’s about that time for public pools to open. But with the city’s budget crisis, pools were one of the first thing to be cut. Thanks to Mayor Nutter’s Splash & Summer FUNd, the city is able to keep 46 of its 73 public pools open this summer.
With the help of generous donations, nearly $600,000 was raised for the fund, which had a $1.2 million goal. Check below to see if your neighborhood pool made the cut. continue reading »
Remembering Harry Kalas
Courtesy of the Phillies
By Patrick P. McNally
He was the voice of our springs and summers. Sometimes, on those very special years, he became the voice of our autumns.
His was the voice that crackled in the thousands of radios on the beaches in South Jersey, as familiar as the Fudgy-Wudgy man or the boys who hawked the Daily News. For almost four decades, we watched the Phillies. But we listened to Harry.
Harry Kalas, fittingly, died while preparing to broadcast another baseball game. That day, he was in our Nation’s capital. But it could have been any of the cities that Kalas traveled to during his time announcing the Phillies, and before that, the Houston Astros. For as much as he will be remembered for the home games at Veteran’s Stadium and Citizen’s Bank Park, Harry Kalas spent half of his seasons as America’s guest.
But his descriptions of the games through the airwaves made it seem like he was still here, in our living rooms. Like many Phillies fans, I have my memories of Harry Kalas. Not surprisingly, most of those are remembered from the other side of a radio speaker.
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By Shannon McDonald
On Thursday, Feb. 12, the City will host a community workshop at St. Dom’s to discuss our current budget situation.
The mayor’s office has partnered with UPenn’s Project for Civic Engagement to allow community members to voice their opinions and participate in some decisions.
St. Dominic’s School is at 8510 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg.
Read more about this and other similar workshops to be held elsewhere in the city here.
Image courtesy of of HopeInk.