Northeast Times

Story Archive July 06 2011

Editorial: Look, up in the sky!

The pride of the Far Northeast, Chris Ferguson, is going back into space on Friday, and folks everywhere, from his hometown in Northeast Philly to Walla Walla, Wash., should wish commander Ferguson and his co-astronauts well on their 12-day mission in the great blue yonder.


Letters to the editor, July 7, 2011 edition

More red tape from the city 


Short is quite a character

As an avid fan of the TV medical show Quincy M.E., Martin Short thought he might like to become a doctor.


Call this show ‘Last in Space’

Astronaut Chris Ferguson, the pride of Northeast Philly, is ready to take the Atlantis on the final flight of the nation’s space shuttle program.


Heroic honors

The 40-plus police officers and firefighters honored last week at state Sen. Shirley Kitchen’s 14th annual appreciation banquet seemed genuinely pleased to be singled out for outstanding work.


Teen’s joyride turns fatal

Winston Charleston’s joyride became a nightmare for a Bucks County family after the 14-year-old Tacony boy crashed his mom’s car into two other vehicles on Academy Road early last Thursday, killing one man and injuring four.


Suspect nabbed in robbery of Wissinoming grocery

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for at least one of two armed robberies at a Wissinoming grocery store last month.


NE man shot to death; killer sought

Gunfire claimed the life of a Castor Gardens man and wounded a 17-year-old boy last Thursday night.


Tacony couple held on drug, prostitution charges

Philadelphia police investigating a suspected house of prostitution in Tacony got a bonus last Thursday — they also made a drug bust there.


Public encouraged to voice complaints about police force

Do you have a beef with somebody who wears a badge?