Northeast Times

Story Archive June 15 2011

Two arrested in Trax murder

An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a man charged in the May 26 murder of Mustafa Shaker. The second suspect turned himself in soon after.



PennDOT wants input on sound walls in Fishtown

With the expansion of Interstate 95 underway, PennDOT is looking for suggestions when it comes to sound barriers in Fishtown and Port Richmond.


City Council could OK Grasso venue

Last week, a City Council committee OK’d a bill that would alter zoning and make the 34,000-square-foot music venue possible, with plans to vote Thursday, June 16, on the bill.


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.


School journeys to 1961 with time capsule

A letter could be mailed with a 5-cent stamp when the cornerstone of Bustleton Elementary School was laid back in 1961.