Northeast Times

Story Archive December 21 2011

Suspect in barber’s slaying gets trial date

A man accused of killing Frankford barber Edward John “E.J.” Rembert in late 2009 will go on trial Jan. 23.


Man, 32, stabbed to death; girlfriend is charged

A Frankford woman was arrested early Sunday morning, charged with the stabbing death of her boyfriend.


Bank robber tied to 4 heists in 3 weeks

A bank robber on Monday struck for the fourth time in the last three weeks as he made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Citizens Bank branch in Mayfair, according to the Philadelphia FBI office.


Robbery victim has no cash, gets stabbed

A 22-year-old man suffered a stab wound of the abdomen on Friday after four teenagers tried to rob him in a Burholme driveway, but he had no cash in his wallet.


Holmesburg Civic gives update on Ramp Playground

Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.


Dead animals found in Far NE

The carcasses of several decapitated animals were found on a Far Northeast property last week.


Ex-teacher gets separate trial in clergy-abuse case

A former Catholic lay teacher accused of molesting a juvenile won’t have to stand trial with four other defendants, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday.


Vandals repeat their dirty work at Holme Ave. bridge

The new bridge that takes Holme Avenue over railroad tracks was graffiti-free last Thursday. By Monday, it was covered with fresh wall scrawls.


Who took my truck?

That’s what John Mooney wants to know. The Philadelphia fireman is offering a reward in his quest to find the thieves that drove his private fire engine into the Delaware River.


Somerton Civic OKs neighbors’ zoning requests

The Somerton Civic Association last week gave its approval to two zoning variances sought by neighborhood homeowners.