Northeast Times

Story Archive June 22 2011

Police Beat

Northeast GameStop store held up at gunpoint

Janitor arrested for alleged sexual assaults

A Far Northeast Philadelphia Catholic grade school janitor was arrested early this month in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults of children who have not attended the school.

Pedestrian killed by car

A motorist struck and killed a woman as she was walking across a street near her Tacony home on Sunday morning.

Maggie’s Café remains heated topic in East Torresdale

They’ve been in contact with more government offices and agencies than they ever could’ve imagined or feared.

Bustleton group approves church’s plan to lease classroom space

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week conditionally approved a church’s plan to lease classroom space on the 600 block of Welsh Road to a charter school.

Pair charged in police-impersonation case

A Philadelphia police sergeant was hospitalized after helping to capture two men who allegedly posed as police officers while robbing a Northeast woman in her home.

Donations needed for wheelchair

International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters Local 22 is raising money to build a ramp and buy a wheelchair for 12-year-old Olivia Golembiewski, whose chair was stolen last week from outside her Wissinoming home. Olivia has cerebral palsy.

Engine 38 to rise soon

The administration of then-Mayor John Street first alerted the Tacony community four years ago that the neighborhood’s fire engine company would be relocated because of the Interstate 95 renovations.

PIFF provides a good look at local talent with 'Close-Up'

The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival will screen 'Close-Up,' a film featuring a local director and actor.

City's final draft of Delaware River master plan draws praise

A crowd gave the city's plan for the central Delaware River waterfront a warm reception last week. The effort could see big changes along the river in Northern Liberties and Fishtown.