Northeast Times

Story Archive September 29 2011

UPDATE: Neighbors fear racial motivation in Pop's destruction

Residents were shocked last week when they awoke Tuesday morning to see that the basketball court at Pop’s Playground, a popular park located just six blocks north of Fishtown, had been destroyed.


Fishtown man busted in Bubba's BBQ break-in

A 31-year-old Fishtown man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested last week after allegedly breaking into the apartment above Bubba’s BBQ restaurant on Girard Avenue, which listed a late September opening online.


Fishtown family reacts after ballpark murder mistrial

The family of Francis Kirchner, the 30-year-old Fishtown man charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a man outside of Citizen’s Bank Park in July 2009, said they were hopeful after a judge declared a mistrial last week.


Eat your heart out, river wards

Now its third year, River Wards Restaurant Week can hardly keep up with the culinary renaissance taking hold locally. But there are plenty of good deals to be had.