Northeast Times

Story Archive September 28 2011

A new beginning

After surviving Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, Richard Laurent moved to Philadelphia. He’s a straight-A student at Northeast High School and a starter on the Vikings’ varsity soccer squad.


Honoring a fallen friend

Johnny Kihm’s buddies from Presentation BVM Elementary School were devastated when he died in Afghanistan and wanted to honor him in some way.


If O’Brien leaves House, his seat could leave Philly

State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.


Council redistricting leaves O’Neill feeling a bit ‘blue’

Whether a rift existed in City Council before the passage of new district boundaries last week is a matter of contention. But now that the vote is done, the verbal and political sparring may just be starting.


Feedback sought for Frankford mural project

Northeast residents can chip in their ideas about a series of murals planned for Frankford’s business corridor during two community meetings that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 13, at Denby’s Sweet Sensations, 4428 Frankford Ave. Both sessions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Frankford man charged with attempted murder

The Philadelphia district attorney on Sept. 20 filed an attempted-murder charge against a Frankford man whom police shot and critically wounded in April.


Northeast bank robber sought

A man who robbed four banks in the Northeast and Cheltenham Township last year struck again locally on Aug. 27 and remains at large, authorities say.


Editorial: The GOP is a flop

Is Brian J. O’Neill being picked on because he’s a Republican? Yes, but the longtime Philadelphia councilman from the Far Northeast is a big boy and can handle it.


Suspect in three armed robberies is arrested

Less than a day after Philadelphia police released surveillance images from three armed robberies in the Northeast, a tipster led investigators to the suspect, who was arrested on Sept. 14.


Haldeman Ave. bank robbed

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a Bustleton bank at gunpoint last month. They also are suspects in a suburban bank robbery.