Northeast Times

Story Archive April 03 2013

Sick time bill bad for business

On behalf of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC) and our 800-plus members, I’d like to thank City Councilmen Brian O’Neill, Dennis O’Brien, David Oh, Bill Green, Jim Kenney and Mark Squilla for voting against Bill #130004, the paid sick leave legislation.


Man crashes car into wall at historic Pennypack Creek bridge

An Oxford Circle man with a suspended license was injured critically when he crashed into a stone wall on Frankford Avenue’s Pennypack Creek Bridge early Saturday, damaging the 316-year-old viaduct as well as a state historical marker erected there just six months ago.


Aria Torresdale expands ER department

Aria Health broke ground on Monday for a new $37.1 million emergency department at its Torresdale campus, a project that is expected to increase the facility’s emergency admissions capacity by more than 25,000 patient visits per year.


21,600 homeowners request AVI reviews

If you don’t like the new assessment you recently got from the city, you’re not alone. 


Judge sends Shaffer to jail in deadly road rage attack

The family and friends of Mark Wallace were glad last week that a judge did not allow Gerry Shaffer Jr. to walk out of the Criminal Justice Center a free man. 


Security camera grants are an option in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association Treasurer Maryanne Benner told members last week that businesses or owners of properties within neighborhood commercial corridors could get grants to set up security cameras if they agree to make their systems accessible to Philadelphia police.


Northeast radio host dies at 71

Marvin Barrish, who hosted a political show on various radio shows since 2007, died last week. He was 71.


What a mom can learn from her daughters

We are standing in a dressing room staring at the mirror. The object under scrutiny is a pair of jeans — expensive jeans. 


Pets of the Week (April 3, 2013)

Jasmine needs a new home


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month at recent meetings

During their meetings in March and February, members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored several officers.