Northeast Times

Story Archive October 05 2011

Bright Idea

The Iraqi desert can be a harsh place to live, and not just because of the landmines and snipers.


His words are pouring out

Tacony’s Glenn Segal wrote some poetry and musical lyrics as a youth and a short story as a teenager, but he has spent his adult years in real estate and as an optician.


Golf fund-raiser will benefit autism school

The Autistic Endeavors Learning Center will hold a golf outing on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, 3801 Grant Ave.


Residents look to improve life west of Aramingo Ave.

Residents living on the west side of Aramingo Avenue have long complained about quality of life issues. Now, they’re getting organized.


Somerton kicks in support for martial-arts studio

The Somerton Civic Association on Sept. 13 gave nearly unanimous approval for the legalization of a commercial martial arts studio in a light industrial property on Damar Drive.


Police probe hit-and-run death

A man has been questioned by police but no arrests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Torresdale woman on Thursday.


Port Richmond keeps pressure on police

Still riled over a mob attack, concerned citizens have been packing meetings in the river wards to demand more of the local police force.


Still no agreement with Maggie’s in E. Torresdale

“I’m still trying to work with the community, but it seems like they won’t let go of some of the problems from the past,” the owner says.


Military Matters

Air Force Lt. Col. Brian P. McLaughlin has been selected for promotion to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force.


Rich Little has always made a good impression

When Rich Little was about 5 or 6, he would stand in front of his class and just ramble on, much to the delight of his teachers — until they couldn’t stand his constant chatter anymore.