Northeast Times

Story Archive December 05 2012

And the race for governor is on, a year early

John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.


Lighting up the holidays

— A Christmas craft show and tree lighting help spread cheer in Mayfair.


Stricken officer is out of coma after struggle with suspect

A police officer from Northeast Philadelphia who suffered a heart attack while struggling with a suspect last week is out of a coma.


Suspects sought in Wawa robbery

Two men stole cigarettes worth $650 from a Castor Gardens Wawa after charging behind the counter and scuffling with the cashier, Philadelphia police said.


Suspect in 7-11 robbery is arrested

A Pennypack Woods man has been arrested for last month’s armed robbery of a local 7-Eleven store.


Bank robber strikes in Fox Chase

An unidentified armed robber struck at a Fox Chase bank on Saturday, fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Public help needed to ID thief in Somerton

Police in the Northeast’s 7th district seek the public’s help in identifying a man who may have committed multiple thefts from automobiles in the Somerton section recently.


Police: Driver in crash was under influence

An impaired driver tested positive for five illicit and prescription drugs soon after he caused a crash that claimed the lives of two other motorists on a Castor Gardens street Nov. 13, authorities claim.


Fund aids 103 families, more help needed

Because of the kindness of our readers, the Northeast Times this week was able to mail gift cards to 103 families who have let us know that they could use a little help at Christmas time.


Local educators honored by Alpha Delta Kappa

The local chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority honored retired longtime Philadelphia school district educators Marianne (Casey) Nolan and Joseph Levin during a recent luncheon at Toscana 52 restaurant in Feasterville.