Northeast Times

Story Archive April 10 2013

A tasty way to add potassium

Staying strong as we age obviously requires keeping physically active, especially focusing on strengthening our muscles. And as always, staying strong also means eating well to sustain and build muscle tissue. In this case, that means getting enough potassium.


DUI checkpoint program has begun

In an effort to ensure public safety, the Philadelphia Police Department announced on Friday that it will be conducting DUI checkpoints at various locations throughout the city on weekends through October. 


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI are seeking the public’s help in identifying a gunman who robbed a bank in Fox Chase on Friday afternoon.


City names first collections officer

Thomas Knudsen last week became the city’s first chief revenue collections officer. 


Pair face sentencing

A priest and a former Catholic school teacher convicted earlier this year of molesting a 10-year-old Northeast altar boy will be sentenced April 18 by Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler.


Squilla presents bill that will spread impact of AVI

Mark Squilla does not want to rush into pushing 100 percent property assessments on city residents. The South Philly councilman has introduced a bill that would spread the impact of the Actual Value Initiative over three years.


Pastor recalls ‘a good guy’ who quietly helped others

Michael Goodwin grew up as a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, at Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street in Kensington, and remained an active member long after moving to Parkwood.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


A rescue mission remembered

— The late Eleanor and Gilbert Kraus launched a mission to save 50 Jewish children from the Nazis. Their courageous efforts are highlighted in an HBO documentary that aired on Monday.


Memorial ceremony held on eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Music, prayer and poetry highlighted Philadelphia’s annual memorial ceremony on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.