Northeast Times

Story Archive August 22 2012

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (August 22, 2012)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:



Judge tosses felony charges against Bridesburg priest

The Rev. Andrew McCormick, who has served in Bridesburg and Port Richmond, now faces only misdemeanor charges after a former altar boy testified that McCormick sexually abused him. The district attorney's office, though, has filed an appeal.




ATV crackdown

Fishtown and Kensington are popular with reckless operators of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. Police are now thwarting them in creative ways.


Funeral services set for legendary Ed Kelly

Funeral services are planned for Friday for Rhawnhurst’s Ed Kelly, founder of the wildly popular Pennypack Park Music Festival and former executive director of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Locals invited to testify at City Council parks and recreation hearing

Kensington's so-called ‘Needle Park’ was among those up for discussion at the hearing, which provided an opportunity for citizens to discuss violence, vandalism and negligence in city parks and recreation facilities.


$1.4 million settlement in Valley Club Swim case

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Valley Club, a Huntingdon Valley swim club whose members allegedly discriminated against minority children from an Oxford Circle day camp in June 2009.


Seeking the best and worst vacant lots in the city

The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.