Northeast Times

Story Archive November 14 2012

A day to remember

The Lawncrest Community Association celebrated Veterans Day on Sunday morning with a ceremony in the grove at Lawncrest Recreation Center.

Two killed in DUI crash in Castor Gardens

A Mayfair man is behind bars after his drunken driving allegedly caused a crash that claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning.

Police use GPS device hidden in pill bottle to track drug thieves

Philadelphia police say they may have captured the gunmen responsible for more than a dozen robberies of area pharmacies since last December.

NE Center heads to auction

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was scheduled for a sheriff’s sale on Tuesday, according to its executive director, Stan Cohen.

Rush State Park to get improvements

Something’s finally going to happen at Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.

Eagle Scout project is really down to earth

The Rev. Al Masluk, pastor at St. Martha Catholic Church, was looking for a way to beautify a large patch of grass outside the chapel.

Chickie’s & Pete’s celebrates 35th anniversary

Hundreds of people turned out recently for a block party to mark the 35th anniversary of the opening of the first Chickie’s & Pete’s.

Rotary Club hears hope from Whosoever Gospel Mission

The folks at the Whosoever Gospel Mission like to say they’ve been giving hope and changing lives since 1892.

Historical group marks anniversary of arboretum

The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.

Suspect sought in 7-11 robbery

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a robber who stole $280 cash from a Far Northeast 7-Eleven at gunpoint on Nov. 1.