Northeast Times

Story Archive August 24 2011

Getting down to business

Sometimes, it really is about who you know.

Three co-defendants in Perzel case plead guilty

As former state House Speaker John Perzel awaits trial next month on corruption charges, three co-defendants were in court last week pleading guilty.

Bills drafted to protect gas company workers

Prompted by a explosion that claimed the life of a young Fox Chase man in mid-January, some legislators from Northeast Philadelphia are sponsoring bills that will extend state death benefits to the survivors of municipal gas utility workers who die while responding to emergencies.

Use common sense to avoid burglaries

It’s the little things.

Editorial: Money for nothing

You have to hand it to Arlene Ackerman. She sure knows how to make a deal. No, the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia was not responsible for the earthquake that rattled the East Coast one day after she was ousted from her cushy job, but she certainly did shake loose a whole lot of bucks for her departure.

Letters to the editor August 25, 2011 edition

Let there be light to help honor our fallen heroes

Conquering the Trail of Hope

Fishtown’s Peter Prusinowski walked from Penn Treaty Park to Bartlesville, Oklahoma to commemorate the trail the Lenni Lenape Indians took.

Making sense of Philly's business maze

The Office of Business Services is using the web and local directors to help spur business in a notoriously unfriendly business culture.

Redistricting could mean shake up for river wards

As City Council nears a deadline to remap district boundaries, residents weigh in at public hearings. Two more are scheduled.

Bible tales … with spice

For his stage entry in Philly Fringe, Michael Tait has crafted a religious musical that isn’t quite G(od)-rated.