Northeast Times

Story Archive December 07 2011

Drug-dealing couple facing prison terms

Akexander Rivera and his wife, Ileana Vidal, did business in North Philadelphia, authorities claim, but they called Tacony home. The couple are unlikely to return home anytime soon after their convictions last week on numerous federal drug charges.


Suspects sought in shooting

A man was hospitalized in critical condition with wounds of the neck and head last week after a shooting on a Holmesburg street.


Arson suspected in car fires

Fire investigators believe that arsonists were responsible for burning five parked, unattended cars on Wissinoming streets early Sunday.


Pickup driver dies in crash

Excessive speed contributed to a single-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that claimed the life of a Bridesburg man early Sunday, Philadelphia police said.


Fire damages Frankford homes

Flames inside a Frankford rowhouse caused heavy property damage but no injuries on Saturday afternoon, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.


Knowledge is power

Rivka Leah Horwitz is grateful that she’s received the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s scholarship not once, but twice.


Chiropractor charged with sexual assault

A Somerton chiropractor was ordered last Thursday to stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted a 69-year-old female patient last summer.


Ho! Ho! Ho! The IRS has leftover money this year!

Who would have guessed a happy holiday story would come out of the federal government? One has. Santa’s helpers at the Internal Revenue Service have more than 153 million bucks they’re itching to distribute.


Local Boy Scout honored

Bill Gibson on Sunday was named Constituent of the Year in the 170th Legislative District.


Mayfair is shining bright

The Mayfair Business Association and Mayfair Civic Association hosted their annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday, with Pennypack Park Music Festival founder Ed Kelly doing the honors.