Northeast Times

Story Archive December 23 2013

7th PDAC names officer of the month

Philadelphia Police Officer Randy Vogt is at it again. Last year’s Officer of the Year in the 7th district has been named Officer of the Month for November after he arrested an alleged murderer in Somerton.


Additional charges filed in pill distribution ring

A federal grand jury has brought additional criminal charges against four people in connection with a multi-million-dollar prescription pill distribution ring that involved a Northeast Philadelphia pharmacy.


Around town: December 25, 2013

Cyber classmates meet in the Northeast


Attempted murder charges filed in slashing

An Oxford Circle man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly slashed the face of a co-worker during a quarrel over their work responsibilities.


Bustleton group backs Evans Street variance

A plan to build a couple of houses on an Evans Street property where just one now stands got the backing of Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week. However, it was far from unanimous support, and the property’s owners still need an OK from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Bustleton man nabbed for sharing child porn

A Bustleton resident was among four city men arrested last week by agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office for sharing child pornography on the Internet.


Calendar of Events: December 25, 2013

Thursday, December 26


Casino Trips: December 25, 2013

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City making plans to partly remove Pennypack dam

A Pennypack Creek dam where a local teen died in July will be lowered by several feet, eliminating the swimming hole that has long attracted kids.


Civic group mulls joining anti-billboard battle

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association may join the effort to restrict the proliferation of digital billboards and their conventional counterparts, static billboards, throughout the city. The group may also take a stand against a proposal to post more advertising on the city’s unused public school buildings.