Northeast Times

Story Archive August 28 2013

The enemy within

Local 22 President Joe Schulle is facing many challenges, including an all-time low in morale.   


Feds nab alleged Mayfair loan sharks

Federal racketeering charges were filed last week against nine alleged bookmakers and loan sharks who conducted their nefarious and sometimes violent business inside several Mayfair shops, authorities said.


Fire displaces Green Street residents

Several Northern Liberties neighbors were displaced this past Sunday evening when a fire swept through 429 Green St. There were no injuries reported.


Frankford’s finest

Facing the loss of star quarterback Tim DiGiorgio as well as declining numbers, Frankford faces questions heading into the season. Luckily for the 2012 Public League champs, head coach Will Doggett is still running the show.


Game on

Here's a look at the other five area football teams on the eve of the 2013 season.


Giving from one neighborhood to another

The Portside Arts Center in Port Richmond recently received a $500 donation from Northern Liberties’ Hyperion Bank for the center’s summer arts camp experience. 


Labor of love

Rhonda Fink-Whitman felt a special obligation when she began writing 94 Maidens, a novel inspired by actual events during the Holocaust.


Lawmaker will host meeting on drug rehabs

State Rep. James Clay (D-179th dist.) will be conducting a town hall meeting on illegal recovery houses in Frankford from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the second-floor conference room of Aria Health’s Frankford campus, 4900 Frankford Ave.


Letters to the Editor: August 28, 2013

Schools should teach kids, not parent them


Man arrested for Wissinoming Park teen rape

Philadelphia police arrested a 26-year-old man near the Frankford SEPTA terminal early Saturday after he allegedly snatched a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in nearby Wissinoming Park.