Northeast Times

Story Archive August 01 2012

Water main break creates street geyser

Flooding from a water main break damaged two homes and two businesses, while interrupting water service late Sunday night and early Monday in the Northeast.


Somerton bank robber on the loose

The FBI and Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a masked man who robbed a Somerton bank last Thursday morning.


Hero plaque honors highway patrolman

The bad guys called police officer Frank Magro, “The Hunter.”


Dave Attell is a ‘Comedian’s Comedian’

He admitted that his original motivation to perform stand-up comedy was attributed to his indecisiveness as to what he should do after college. Graduating from New York University with a degree in film and television, Dave Attell said he realized he’d probably never go on to become an actor or a director.


At the Movies: ‘The Watch’ is a comedy that misses its mark

I tend to believe The Watch would have quickly floated in and out of theaters with little notice if its name hadn’t been changed from Neighborhood Watch in May. That’s because the studio execs at 20th Century Fox didn’t want moviegoers to associate it with the headline-grabbing Trayvon Martin case. That name change (along with pulling some promotional materials from theaters) helped give this movie some press it otherwise would not have had.


Frankford getting set for community paint days

Feeling artistic, Frankford? How about doing a little painting?


Casino trips (Aug. 1, 2012)

Seniors on the Go Aug. 2 and Aug. 15. Showboat. $20, includes bus and $20 reel play. Bus leaves Hellerman Avenue and Walker Street at 9:30 a.m. Info: 215-744-4391.


Calendar of Events (Aug. 1, 2012)

Thursday, Aug. 2


Northeast jobless center to close

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has announced that it will close its unemployment compensation service center at 2901 Grant Ave. on Aug. 15.


Making a big difference from ‘small potatoes’

Rhoda Levy and the Ladies of the Manor don’t sit around all day on rocking chairs.