Northeast Times

Story Archive August 28 2013

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of August 28

State seeks drivers for survey, new PA license plates made available for veterans, and more news in brief.


River Ward events for the week of August 28

Keep up on what's going on in your neighborhood with our guide.


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.


Republican candidates attend annual clambake

The Republican candidates for district attorney and city controller were at the party’s annual clambake Sunday at Cannstatter’s, arguing that the GOP needs to fight harder against the entrenched Democratic machine.


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.


7-Eleven armed robber sought

An armed robber who struck at a Parkwood convenience store on Aug. 18 remains on the loose, Philadelphia police said.


New police training facility in NE

The Philadelphia Police Department opened a new “regional tactical training facility” in the Northeast on Aug. 20. All of the city’s law enforcement agencies, as well as agencies from throughout the region, will be able to study S.W.A.T., ordinance (bomb) disposal and K-9 operations at the facility, according to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Nutter.


Man indicted for pair of bank robberies

A federal grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Aug. 22 for the robberies of two banks in the Northeast and Bridesburg in May.


Pennypack drowning victim ID’d

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the identity of the drowning victim pulled from the Delaware River on Aug. 17 as the boy who went missing in the Pennypack Creek four days earlier. Sebastien Sanon, 15, of Wissinoming, died in an accidental drowning, said Jim Garrow, a spokesman for the Department of Public Health. Officers from the police Marine Unit found Sanon’s remains at about 8 a.m. on Aug. 17.


Officer Davies is ‘slowly improving’

Wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Ed Davies continues “slowly improving” from the near-fatal injuries he suffered on Aug. 13 when an alleged heroin dealer with a history of violence against police shot him inside a Feltonville corner store.