Northeast Times

Story Archive December 11 2013

Local man holds cancer benefit for his wife at Sweeney’s Saloon in Somerton

When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.

Local students present a musical revue Dec. 13 at Kimmel Center

This Friday evening, Dec. 13, youthful talent will be on display at the Kimmel Center.

Mass. man arrested after swiping ambulance in Frankford

A Massachusetts man is under arrest, charged with stealing an ambulance in Frankford, police said.

McCusker back at Ryan to lead the Ragdolls

As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs. 

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Dec. 11

A drug bust and armed robbery in Fishtown; 26th District crime report, and a new publication from Head & the Hand Press. 

Optimism running high for Public League ladies

After a fall sports season that was blessed with usually supreme weather conditions, the Delaware Valley was blanketed by snow and ice this past weekend.

Out of the Furnace tackles tough topics

Is there a better setting for a bleak, gritty flick than Western Pennsylvania? Set in Braddock, a steel mill town just east of Pittsburgh where 35 percent of the population is under the poverty line, the setting is one of the few things that Out of the Furnace gets right. 

Pets of the Week: December 11, 2013

Be Scrappy’s new friend

Police believe attack planned

Philadelphia police said on Tuesday that they don’t believe a recent home invasion in the area of Willits and Ashton roads was a random act of violence, although detectives are still trying to identify the masked gunman who made off with a victim’s Rolex wristwatch.

Police looking into motorists’ advances toward separate underage girls

Two male motorists made sexual advances toward underage girls in the Northeast last week in what Special Victims Unit detectives believe were unrelated incidents.