I don’t know, guys. I think I’m calling BS on this one:
What’s happening to Somerton?
There are about four shopping centers in Somerton that have really turned around, but you could only appreciate that if you were Russian.
It seems to me that all the American stores have been shut down and taken over by Russian business owners who don’t seem to realize that they are in America and that American people need to understand what they are selling in their stores.
I even heard if you aren’t Russian, you aren’t able to work there. Plus, I don’t think any American people could stand to go in these stores. Something has got to give.
Yes, it’s possible people in Northeast Philly are going to start hating on Russian immigrants now, too. But I don’t know. This just seems a little over-the-top. Thoughts?
An autograph-signing with Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley scheduled for tonight at Forman Mills, in Turnersville, N.J., has been canceled, as was last night’s scheduled appearance by receiver DeSean Jackson at the Forman Mills in Northeast Philadelphia.
The events were mentioned in yesterday’s Dan Gross column.
Eagles players appearing at local discount clothing wearhouses: Gossip!
Thanks to the holiday the Northeast Times is already out this week. Best part of Thanksgiving! Let’s take a look at the letters page, which opens with the headline above.
Dismayed by behavior of our city officials
I agree 100 percent with your editorial A city in crisis that was in the Nov. 13 edition of the Northeast Times.
I am very disappointed in Mayor Nutter and the way
I guarantee this will not be the closing of libraries or pools or whatever. It will be something stupid.
he had turned his back on the situation with Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. and his aide, Latrice Bryant.
Ding ding ding! I want you to know that I didn’t look ahead.
Pin thief deserves a lot of misery
I hate thieves! Recently, we found the perfect Charlie Brown pumpkin to place out front of our house. It was only there a few hours before it disappeared. Shortly after, someone stole the ghost ornament out front, also. How pathetic for someone to have to steal such things.
Recently, I attended a 100th birthday party for my dear neighbor at a lovely country club in Upper Dublin for my dear neighbor. It was a lovely affair with a small gathering of friends, neighbors and family.
My coat was placed in the coatroom there. I’ve had a beautiful heart pin on my coat that belonged to my sister Anna when she was alive. She passed away nine years ago after spending many years in St. John Neumann Nursing Home, where her husband had visited her every day.
At that time, their home in Port Richmond was broken into twice by dope fiends in the area. They stole everything of value, including my sister’s jewelry. A few mementos were left undiscovered, and that pin was one of them. I treasured it because I loved my sister so much.
At first I didn’t realize the pin was gone, but soon missed it. Someone took it off my coat in the coatroom, and that broke my heart. I hope that miserable vulture has nothing but misery because of their thievery of that treasure and anything else they may have stolen!
This is historic, people: Someone in the Northeast Times complaining about the suburbs! I’m way past the stage where I question why the NE Times prints any letter, but if you’re still there, this might be a good one to noodle on.
Let them eat at home
I’m in agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture’s ruling about restrictions on food programs to our schools.
For the life of me, I can’t understand why parents can’t be responsible for providing food for their children. Isn’t it basically a parent’s responsibility to provide clothing, nourishment and house for their kids?
I realize that some families have problems and require help, but this shouldn’t be a massive problem. But to charge taxpayers, especially in this economy, to pay en masse for these programs is ridiculous.
If people can’t provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for their children and they show proof of financial difficulties, then by all means we will feed your kids, but no one should have carte blanche to these giveaway programs.
Like our letter writer here, of all the government spending and waste, I believe “feeding children” is the one we really need to cut first.
How to solve parking problem
Rather than just increasing the parking fees at Center City parking meters, why not start enforcing parking violations on non-metered streets in residential areas throughout the city?
On any given day or night on my block, there are at least 10 or more cars parked on the wrong side of the street facing opposing traffic; two parked trucks when NO TRUCK PARKING ANYTIME is clearly posted; one car parked directly in front of the fire hydrant down the corner; another car parked beyond the stop sign up the corner; and sometimes, a car or two double-parked with no flashers on for hours at a time.
Why not have two police officers for an hour or two on each shift in each police district start ticketing these illegally parked vehicles? It’s a no-brainer — end the free-for-all illegal parking epidemic on our residential streets while increasing much-needed revenue.
Hey, the school district said nothing happened at Lincoln (even though 11 people were arrested). But that’s no fun. Let’s just have all the students report for us. And that’s what Fox 29 did yesterday afternoon.
What’s this, the Phillies win and suddenly everything happens? Our long national nightmare, the 2008 presidential election, is almost over. Yes, both the Internet and the real world are going to be unbearable tomorrow, but look at it on the bright side: At least there’s a good chance a cute guy or girl will tell you to vote for Obama.
These are exciting times, people. Not because these actual days are exciting (they’re not), but because all these stories that have been around forever, forever ever, forever ever are winding down and oh thank God this is almost as exciting as the Phillies winning the World Series.
The Committee of 70 says 16 divisions in the city are way beyond the state limit for number of registered voters.
The group’s policy director, Sarah Stevenson, says those divisions are in center city, near Penn and Drexel in West Philly, and in the northeast: “The threshold in the state election code is 1200 voters per division. Some divisions here are just over 1,200, but some have three times as many voters.
The city says it can’t split the divisions this late in the game, so for some reason people in the Northeast will not be able to vote for ol’ McCain only if they stand in line for six hours. Ha ha, since when do Republicans have to wait in line to vote?
Editor’s Note: After typing the previous paragraph, I noticed the story is now on the front page of Philly.com. And there’s not even comments! Sigh.
But the real fun was on television, where the pair had to do a perp walk for the cameras. (This was in Wissinoming, by the way.) One of the women told the station, “It’s a messed up world out there and we have to do this just to get by.” Most importantly, though, was this:
“You always hear that prostitution is a victimless crime, well you see these neighbors, you see how upset they are,” said Lt. Charles Green. “A victimless crime, look at those three kids going down to D.H.S., you tell me they’re not victims?”
If you could get the cops to arrest your neighbors just for making you upset, everyone in Philadelphia would be in prison. And as to the second part, it is Philadelphia DHS, no? So, um, yeah, everyone’s a victim there.
On a recent Saturday night, I was home with my family when a car came up my street and stopped in front of my home. As we were not expecting company, we guessed they were looking for an address and would move on. Our street is very quiet with little traffic, and when the car did not move my daughter looked outside. What she saw shocked her and my whole family.
A man ran onto our lawn and stole the sign placed there supporting Brendan Boyle for Pennsylvania state representative. The man then jumped back into the car and sped away. No one bothered the opponent’s sign on a lawn two doors away, leading me to believe that this was not a juvenile prank. The next morning I noticed several Brendan Boyle signs missing from my neighborhood. I have heard that more than 50 signs were taken that weekend.
My family and I are disappointed to think that Brendan Boyle’s opponent’s staff or volunteers would behave as if this was a contest for junior high school class president and not Pennsylvania representative. We will replace the sign, and hopefully the public’s knowledge of these actions will discourage any further childish actions from these individuals.
Stealing signs! Sigh. That would shock my whole family, too. What is happening to Philadelphia?