Northeast Times

Story Archive October 12 2011

Pets of the Week

Make a move for Miggio


Perzel’s former chief of staff pleads guilty

Brian J. Preski, a Bustleton resident and onetime chief of staff to former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel, pleaded guilty last week during his trial on corruption charges.


Hurricane Irene victims could get tax aid from IRS

Victims of Hurricane Irene that began on Aug. 26 in parts of Pennsylvania may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.


Bustleton man bought baby for $15,000, police say

John Gavaghan and mother-of-three Bridget Wismer have been accused in the transaction, which allegedly took place at a Delaware racetrack.


Burglaries are on the rise in the 7th Police District

A lot happened in the 7th Police District over the summer, according to Capt. Joseph Zaffino. Unfortunately, burglaries have probably been the most frequent occurrence.


Scam suspect pulls a slow one

Accused of swindling an 81-year-old man, Sandra Anderson has had her hearing postponed nine times in 15 months. Last week she showed up late. Her lawyer didn’t show at all.


Armed robberies are declining in 15th district

Robberies with guns have dropped 13 percent in the 15th Police District, Capt. Frank Bachmayer told members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council during their recent meeting in the John M. Perzel Community Center.


Fund-raiser run at Northeast Airport

The eighth annual Northeast Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk is set for Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.


Van crashes into Somerton Walgreens

Two people were hospitalized after a van smashed into the doorway of a Somerton Walgreens store on Sunday.


Kmart burglar sought

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a sneaky burglar who slipped into a Northwood Kmart store during normal business hours and hid until after closing time, when he made off with merchandise worth about $10,000.