Northeast Times

Story Archive August 15 2012

Controversial WCRP project still up in the air

The Women’s Community Revitalization Project hopes to build low-income housing on Front Street. But will it happen?



Letters to the editor for the week of August 15

Will the city ever make things right?


Eye in the Sky

— Red-light cameras reduce accidents, but questions have arisen about how intersections are picked.


Bridesburg Elementary student honored for activism

Jordyn Colville is a young hero.


Schwartz rips Romney's pick for veep

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-13th dist.) is panning the selection Saturday of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a fellow member of the House Budget Committee, as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.


Police seek suspect in beer-distributor heists

A serial burglar busted into a pair of Northeast Philadelphia beer distributors early this month, but he wasn’t after suds.


River Ward events for the week of August 15

Back to school sale


NE cop charged in cable TV scam

A Philadelphia patrol officer assigned to the Northeast was arrested last Thursday for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack into Comcast’s computer system and solicit fees from cable customers in exchange for adding premium channels to their service or reducing their monthly bills.


Search is on for two men who burst into Frankford store, beat up owner

Two men used their fists to beat a Frankford grocery store owner and rob his store last Wednesday evening. Detectives hope that daylight surveillance video will help their search for the suspects.