Northeast Times

Story Archive June 29 2011

Upper Holmesburg not moved by playground proposal

The Upper Holmesburg community had a chance to get tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of new playground equipment on an open patch of city park ground at Frankford Avenue and Pennypack Street.


Lawncrest ready for Fourth celebration

The 96th Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration will take place Monday at the Lawncrest Recreation Center, at Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Street.


Keenan’s Irish Pub hosts school reunions

Keenan’s Irish Pub, at 113 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, N.J., will hold fund-raisers and school reunions every weekend through Labor Day.


Fireman in calendar flap took own life, cops say, but why?

A Philadelphia firefighter and Northeast resident who recently gained national publicity by posing shirtless for a beefcake-style calendar died Saturday in an apparent suicide.


Elderly couple die in murder-suicide

An elderly Bustleton man shot his wife fatally in the head before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide, Philadelphia police say.


City offices to observe July 4 holiday

All City of Philadelphia offices will be open and city services will be operating on Friday, July 1. 


Inmate stabbed to death in Holmesburg prison

Criminal charges have not been filed in connection with the stabbing of four inmates, including one fatally, at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility in Holmesburg on June 21.


St. Martin of Tours students awarded scholarships

The Danny Craige Foundation presented three scholarships at the recent St. Martin of Tours graduation awards ceremony.


2nd PDAC salutes local heroes in blue

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored five police officers during a meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.


Officer Derrick Walker honored in the 7th

Officer Derrick Walker was recognized as the 7th Police District’s Officer of the Month for May during a meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council at Deer Meadows Retirement Community.