Northeast Times

Story Archive December 18 2013

8th District names officers of the year

State Rep. Ed Neilson joined members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council recently to recognize five members of the district as Officers of the Year. The honorees were (front, from left) Rosario Capaccio of 3-Squad, James Boccalupo of 1-Squad, Richard Greger of 2-Squad, Mark Mazzoni of 5-Squad and Dan Richardson of 5-Squad. Also pictured are (back, from left) Police Chaplain Nancy Waidel, Police Chaplain Bill Parks, Neilson, Capt. Len Ditchkofsky and 8th PDAC Chairman Harry Sonntag. According to Ditchkofsky, the district commander, the officers were selected for their “consistent service” to the district, their excellent attendance record and teamwork. 


American Hustle’s star-studded cast does not disappoint

With a humorous disclaimer about how some of the stuff in the movie actually happened, American Hustle will grab your attention from the start and never let go. It’s got that cool 1970s vibe, an appealing mix of comedy and drama, and offers up lots of twists and turns.


Archdiocese suspends ex-pastor of Northeast church

A former Far Northeast Catholic pastor who resigned last month after allegations surfaced that he had molested a minor more than 40 years ago has been placed on administrative leave by the city’s archdiocese. 


River Wards events for the week of Dec. 18

Stay up to date with the latest happenings in the River Wards area. 


Around town: December 18, 2013

Get ready to strut with the Mummers


A ‘Brilliant’ evening at St. Anne’s

The annual Christmas concert at the church helps provide ‘inexpensive access to the arts,’ and performers include many people from both Port Richmond and Fishtown.


Calendar of Events: December 18, 2013

 Wednesday, December 18


Casino Trips: December 18, 2013

TLA Feasterville Dec. 31. Includes New Year’s Gala, restaurant and show. Reserve by Dec. 21. Inf. 215-598-3227.


Council overrides mayor’s medical zone veto

Council voted against the veto, 16-1. The bill would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug treatment facilities, such as methadone clinics, which recently were a point of contention at an EKNA zoning meeting.


Crime log: December 18, 2013

Nov. 18 through Dec. 1