Northeast Times

Story Archive August 22 2012

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.



Jon Runyan adds spice to clambake

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan, a former Eagles offensive tackle, was the star attraction at Sunday’s 28th annual Republican City Committee Billy Meehan Clambake at Cannstatter’s. Runyan, a freshman who represents a South Jersey district, told the crowd that nobody 55 or older would be affected by the Medicare reform plan proposed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney.


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:





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.