Northeast Times

Story Archive December 05 2012

Washington field hockey fights on as champions

At George Washington High School, the highly successful football and boys soccer programs tend to grab the most headlines when it comes to fall sports.

Burholme Town Watch offers tips to avoid car theft

Police Lt. Frank Schneider offered members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association a few tips on how they could avoid having items stolen from their cars.

Cleaning up their acts

River Wards neighbors are among those on Councilman Bobby Henon’s “Problem Properties Advisory Council,” which hosted a “Bad Neighbor Hearing” last Tuesday. The message for these landlords? Shape up, or ship out.

After fatal Kensington space heater fire, fire chief urges caution

The Philadelphia Fire Department has a fire safety mobile app and safety guidelines to follow to avoid space heater fires, a common risk during the cold winter months in the River Wards.

Stick ‘em on your stuff: Operation ID stickers could help recover stolen goods

As burglaries and thefts increase during the holidays, the Philadelphia Police Department is offering citizens ID stickers to place on their valuables so that they will be easier to recover if stolen.

Holiday Happenings

Check out our big day-by-day list of holiday concerts, tree lightings and other events.

River Wards news at-a-glance

Updates and brief reports on River Wards news.

River Ward events for the week of Dec. 5

Stay on top of all the events happening in your community with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.

Investigation leads to firings in cop killing case

State Rep. Brendan Boyle is happy that the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole last Friday terminated three employees who were in charge of supervising the killer of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.

Landlords under fire

— Fed up with rotten tenants and their landlords? So is City Council, which is tackling the issue.