Northeast Times

Story Archive September 14 2011

Northeast robber gets 107 years in prison

A federal judge on Sept. 8 ordered a Philadelphia man to serve 107 years and one day in prison for the armed robberies of five Northeast businesses in 2006 and 2007.


Jury selection begins in trial of ex-CLIP employees

Jury selection in the trial of five former city workers accused of ransacking homes began Tuesday. The trial itself was expected to begin late Wednesday or Thursday this week.


Gunfire erupts at Tacony pool hall

A man suffered at least six wounds of the chest, arms and legs during a Sept. 6 shooting at a Tacony pool hall, but he has survived the attack, Philadelphia police say.


Ax the School Reform Commission, lawmakers say

The School Reform Commission has no accountability, says state Sen. Mike Stack, and he wants to abolish the five-member panel.


Area civic groups set meetings

Capt. Deborah Kelly, commander of the 8th Police District, invites the public to attend her next town hall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 8th district headquarters, Academy and Red Lion roads. Residents of the district will be able to discuss pubic safety issues with the captain.


Philadelphia Catholic school teachers strike

Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools opened last week with lay teachers walking a picket line, and both sides were continuing negotiations as the Times went to press on Tuesday.


Old North Catholic building sold

Fifteen months after its closure, the building that housed North Catholic High School for 84 years was sold to a charter school.


Remembering the locals

Two Northeast victims of the World Trade Center attacks are gone but will never be forgotten.


Working to keep Peter Ortale’s memory alive forever

When Northwood native Peter Ortale was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, his family was not alone.


Legal Maneuvers

Northeast native Sam Pond developed his work ethic in a variety of jobs. But he settled into law and, these days, likes to bang heads with insurance companies that turn balky when it comes time to satisfy claims.