Northeast Times

Story Archive August 10 2011

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.

Police investigating two home invasions in Castor Gardens

Detectives in Northeast Philadelphia are investigating a home invasion-style robbery and an attempted home invasion that occurred 24 hours apart last week.

Police seek help in finding Rite-Aid robber

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a masked gunman who robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on the 6400 block of Oxford Ave. on Aug. 3.

Public hearing discusses school choice and tuition vouchers

Should parents get Pennsylvania tax dollars — money to be taken from spending on public schools — to help them pay for tuition at private, non-public or charter schools?

Boyle brothers propose new bill

State Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle want to deny pensions for government employees convicted of sex crimes.