Northeast Times

Story Archive August 10 2011

Two charged with multiple car burglaries

Philadelphia police are looking for the owners of more than $100,000 worth of electronic equipment, computers, cameras, power tools, musical instruments and other property after arresting two Northeast men Thursday for dozens of automobile break-ins.


West Oak Lane man charged with 14 burglaries, many in Northeast

Curtis Hairston made thousands of dollars by burglarizing more than a dozen businesses in the Northeast and North Philadelphia in June, authorities say. The long arm of the law finally caught up with him on Friday.


Tacony woman raped in Pennypack Park

A Tacony woman was beaten and assaulted sexually in Pennypack Park after accepting a ride from a strange man in a pickup truck early on Aug. 2, Philadelphia police say.


Baseball training facility approved by zoning board

A Mayfair man’s plans to put an indoor softball and baseball training facility into a McNulty Road warehouse got the city Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval in July.


Frankford group supports local school’s expansion plans

Mastery Charter Schools took over operations of Franklin Smedley School this year, and now the company wants to add a gym, more classrooms and air conditioning as it expands the school to make room for about 100 more pupils.