Grant aims to pair services in city's most drug-ridden police districts

The communities served by the city’s 24th and 25th police districts are some of the areas in the city most stricken by drug addiction and violence. Last year, according to figures from the city’s Office of Addiction Services, a division of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), these districts accounted …

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 are in various stages of design along the 11-mile, 700-acre stretch from Allegheny Avenue to the Poquessing Creek, near Grant …

Fallen heroes remembered as Philly's Police Week kicks off

The chilly rainstorm of Wednesday, May 4, seemed symbolically appropriate during last week’s Living Flame Memorial Service, held at Franklin Square Park near 6th and Race streets. The service is an annual event that marks the start of Police Week celebrations here in Philadelphia. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace …

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 Saturday, the duo will once again be practicing their swings, attempting holes in one, and participating in varied contests. And they do …

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 have awed and entertained us with their talent, enthusiasm and relentless hard work. It is the Northeast Times’ …