Story Archive June 15 2011

Helping lives through a Death Race

John Stankiewicz spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps about two decades ago, but the 37-year-old Pine Valley resident still hasn’t shaken boot camp from his system.

Fitzpatrick blasts budget at town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick said babies born in 2011 are victims of “intergenerational theft,” blaming some federal lawmakers for failing to rein in the budget deficit.

Featherman concedes razor-thin loss in mayoral primary

John Featherman last week conceded the Republican mayoral primary to Karen Brown.

Boyle strives to improve neglected properties in Northeast

When Kevin Boyle campaigned last year in the 172nd Legislative District, his top issues included negligent, out-of-town property owners.

Police arrest would-be scam artist who ‘note’-ified victims

Police have arrested a would-be scam artist who they allege left numerous written threats on women’s vehicles outside of department stores in the Northeast and South Philadelphia.

Mayfair man pleads guilty to molestation charges

A former soccer coach from Mayfair last week pleaded guilty to several child-molestation and child pornography charges. Vincent Mickle, 34, will be sentenced Sept. 19.

Smash-and-grab burglar hits Northeast stores

The Roosevelt Boulevard corridor in the Far Northeast has become a magnet for smash-and-grab-style commercial burglars in recent days, according to Philadelphia police.

Council aide seeks solution for Torresdale Avenue market

Members of the Frankford Civic Association considered two zoning issues during their June 9 meeting, but the biggest topic discussed was a weekend flea market that has sprung up and has been growing on the 4200 block of Torresdale Ave. during the past year.

Game officials still look for any testy beavers in park

Jerry Czech, a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer,  till wants people to stay out of Pennypack Creek for the next week or so. 

Sulock, Gallagher are Officers of Month in 8th Police District

The 8th Police District named Officers Gregory Sulock and Stefan Gallagher as Officers of the Month for April for rescuing a woman from a burning apartment building on April 28.