Northeast Times

Story Archive August 21 2013

Elderly man crashes into shopping center

A Pennsylvania Department of Revenue office in the Northeast received an unexpected visitor on Friday afternoon as a Mercedes-Benz sedan crashed through the stripmall storefront.


Father Judge grad awarded scholarship

As a toddler, Ryan Donaghy suffered from frequent head pain.


Former NE convent sold

A former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes on July 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


GOP candidate challenges incumbent DA to debates

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is challenging incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams to a series of debates.


Gun buyback set for Sept. 7

The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.


Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 


Healthy tips for school lunches

Students are heading back to school, and you probably went to great lengths to ensure your child has the right equipment — pencils, pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day. Proper nutrition also is a key ingredient for back-to-school success because it fuels brain cells and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal learning. Packing your child’s lunch lets you know exactly what he or she is eating.


Lady in the water

Little Flower’s Ally McHugh has been swimming since she was a year old. Entering her junior year, the record breaker is not slowing down.  


Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.


Letters to the Editor: August 21, 2013

Do not blame vaccines for autism