Northeast Times

Story Archive August 03 2011

Pence a perfect fit for Fightin’ Phils

When the Phillies lost Jayson Werth over the winter to the surprisingly deep pockets of the Washington Nationals, the team’s lineup was left with a pretty glaring hole.


Tournaments to remember

Supporting a good cause or remembering a tragic loss, tournaments here are serious.


Dollar signs

As City Hall’s financial watchdog, Controller Alan Butkovitz has his hands full while keeping tabs on a broke city that needs money, a broke school district that needs money and a planned change in real-estate assessment likely to have a lot of residents howling.


An unhappy evening of ‘metha-drone’

The Mayfair meeting attracted a big crowd. Politicians, residents and civic leaders repeated the same message: A planned methadone clinic isn’t welcome.


Fear and loathing on I-95

I love driving on I-95 through Northeast Philly. Nothing is so relaxing as casually glancing at your mirror and being freaked by the massive headlights of a screaming 16-wheeler that’s six inches off your bumper, pushing you to do 70, 75, and then the trucker mercifully blows right by you, the back of his trailer tagged with one of those signs that ask, “How’s My Driving?”


Oxford Circle man suspected in Virginia jewelry heist

An armed jewelry store robbery allegedly committed by two Philadelphia men near Williamsburg, Va., last week went wrong on so many levels, it’s a wonder how Oxford Circle resident Eric D. Roach lasted more than two days on the lam.


Priests in child molestation cases going to trial

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Monsignor William Lynn, who allegedly endangered the welfare of children by reassigning to other parishes priests suspected of molesting students.


Oxford Circle Church has space for new PAL center

A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.


8th PDAC hosts a big barbecue for war veterans

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council recently visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road to honor the vets’ service to the United States by sponsoring a barbecue for them.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast: