Northeast Times

Story Archive October 19 2011

Oxford Circle man amputates own arm

An Oxford Circle man with a history of mental illness, according to police, used an electric saw to amputate his own arm at his home on Oct. 12.


Former CLIP employees will repay victims more than $100K

Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.


Local home hospice owner charged with insurance fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Oct. 12 announced the indictment of the owner of a Northeast-based home hospice care provider on charges that he defrauded Medicare of more than $14 million.


Thanks to thieves, coin collector has an unlucky day

Thieves who broke into a vehicle on Cottman Avenue Sunday morning lifted a lot more than loose change. Coins they got, but they were collectables worth $50,000, police said.


Party for anti-bullying CD

The public is invited to the free release party for the compact disc All About Bullies  … Big and Small.


HistoryFaire is this Saturday

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will present the third annual Northeast Philadelphia HistoryFaire on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Campus Center of Holy Family University, at Frankford and Grant avenues.


Four decades later, a hero is honored

Police Lt. Edward C. Dohrmann suffered a fatal heart attack in 1969 after responding to a car accident in Holmesburg. Last week, a plaque dedication paid tribute to his service.


Butkovitz pays visit to Holmesburg Civic meeting

City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week visited the Holmesburg Civic Association to discuss two of his recently released reports.


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will talk about zoning code changes, hear from three City Council candidates and discuss their organization’s bylaws during their meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


Politicians to dog doo, Burholme has busy meeting

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week welcomed a 2nd Police District official and the two candidates vying in the 10th Councilmanic District.