Somerton

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Somerton: Lou DeCree Wins Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Appreciation Award

Somerton: Lou DeCree Wins Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Appreciation Award

Lou DeCree, president of the Daniel Boyle Athletic Program, was awarded the token of appreciation award by Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Friday. Phoebe Coles, the not-for-profit’s executive director, said she appreciates his effort to make Somerton’s parks enjoyable. She considered DeCree as a recipient after reading an article about him on NEastPhilly.com. “Mr. DeCree fits all […]

 By Ian Romano and Megan Paolini

Somerton: Baseball with Honor

Somerton: Baseball with Honor

“Hey guys, let’s go. Third base needs to be raked, first based needs to be raked. There’s a lot of work left to do,”  said Lou DeCree as he yelled over to the group of  seventh graders playing on the nearby tennis courts. This group of boys worked for the past two hours, by picking […]

 By Megan Paolini and Ian Romano

Northeast: Out On the Town Magazine Helps Promote Local Music

Northeast: Out On the Town Magazine Helps Promote Local Music

Angel Casiano, a local musician from Morrell Park, has been playing music all his life. In 1988 he started touring with various bands which took him around the world. Now he’s back in Morrell Park playing guitar, singing and producing his second CD. For about the past 15 years he’s also been writing for Out […]

 By Shaun Gallagher

Somerton: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School Opens

Somerton: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School Opens

In the Northeast, the mixed martial arts craze has hit in the form of Kozma BJJ. This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school offers students the opportunity to learn a valuable grappling technique used in MMA fighting. Owner Pete Kozma said he started the school after he earned his purple belt in only a year and a half, […]