Northeast Times

Story Archive April 10 2013

NE drug dealer gets 12 years

A Northeast man has been ordered to serve 12 years in federal prison for selling heroin, crack and other illicit drugs from a duplex in Academy Gardens.


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. 


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.


City names first collections officer

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


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.


Cats rescued from NE fire

Cooperation between the Philadelphia police and fire departments and a local animal rescue group helped save 17 cats after a house fire in Bustleton last week.


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.


Staying strong

One has to think that Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin was looking down from above on the scene in front of his family’s home in Parkwood and smiling.


The story behind the cover photo

The powerful photo on the cover of this week’s Northeast Times was taken by veteran photographer Peter Tobia from the roof of his home in Queen Village. News outlets from as far away as London have used the image of the two firefighters huddled against the heat and flames as part of their coverage of the death of Philadelphia Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin. The image appeared first in The Inquirer and then was distributed via the Associated Press.