NEast Links: Danza debuts on TV, senior softball at Crispin and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

Actor Tony Danza’s stint as a teacher at Northeast High school for the 09-10 school year is the subject of the new A&E show, Teach: Tony Danza, which premieres tomorrow. You can read an early review of the series here.

Keep reading for news on a doctor under fire for illegal sales of prescription drugs, an update on Friends Hospital, and more.


The former Crisis Response Center at Friends Hospital has been transformed into an intake and recovery center. At the beginning of this year, the hospital adopted a “recovery-oriented care” model. The model allows patients to be active and engaged participants in their treatment.

The Philadelphia Senior Softball League has taken up residence at Crispin Field on the Holme Circle/Academy Gardens border.

The Jewish Relief Agency is switching things up for this weekend by holding a giant used clothing sale. Generally, they deliver foods to needy families. The sale will held at JRA’s warehouse just outside of Normandy from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Philadelphia doctor Laurence T. McKinney, 54, was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years and three months in federal prison for illegally prescribing drugs in Northeast Philadelphia. McKinney, who was convicted in March, ran his “pill mill” out of his office at 7514 Frankford Ave., where patients could buy prescriptions for Percocet and Xanax for a $100 fee.

Our best-read story this week– Missing the Northeast: Rowhomes

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