Northeast Times

Story Archive May 30 2012

Union claims fire deaths were 'preventable'

In calling for Commissioner Lloyd Ayers’ resignation, Local 22 cites 'fatal mistakes' in the fire department's response to the April 9 fire in East Kensington.


Editor's notice

Star's neighborhood dropboxes are back in use.


Street crime or success: the choice is theirs

A look at The Choice is Yours, a program that gives first-time nonviolent drug offenders in the city the chance to avoid jail and learn career and social skills.


EKNA president and local artist hope to make a big purchase: a firetruck

EKNA president Jeff Carpineta and local artist Jesse Gardner have an interesting idea to bring the neighborhood together.


Kensington's Congreso receives grant to help Hispanic students

Though the landscape of the Philly school system may look bleak at times, some local programs, like Kengsington's Congreso de Latinos Unidos, still work hard on behalf of students.


Riverward upcoming events for this week, May 30

Lots of events coming up as summer approaches—stay in the know with Star's event calendar!


Cancer patients celebrate the Big 5

After Sherry Britton was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2007, she underwent four months of treatment at a hospital in Bangor, Maine, then traveled to a medical facility in Boston.


Prosecutor grills Lynn about protecting minors

When Monsignor William Lynn took the witness stand in his own defense, he testified repeatedly that he did the best he could, within his limited power, to investigate child sex abuse allegations that had been made against parish priests.


Union claims fire deaths were ‘preventable’

In calling for Commissioner Lloyd Ayers’ resignation, Local 22 cites 'fatal mistakes' in the fire department's response to the April 9 fire in East Kensington.