Northeast Times

Story Archive February 06 2013

When Momma comes calling

As the chairwoman and public face of Dietz & Watson Inc., Ruth “Momma Dietz” Eni pitches her product from Torresdale Avenue to Texas and places in between.


Words of wisdom

Eduardo Soares came to Philadelphia from Brazil in 1999 and managed to pick up a little English.



Concern in the community

— Opinions differed about the hot-button issue of methadone clinics during a recent hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee.


Home sweet home

— Lodge 5 opened a new FOP union headquarters in the Northeast, which includes a business office, social hall and catering facility.


Mr. Big Shot

— In one year’s time, Samuel Fels’ Danil Mateo has gone from bench player to one of the city’s leading scorers.


NE judges among 12 people charged in ticket-fix case

The Philadelphia Bar Association, a state Supreme Court justice and the majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate are all calling for continued reforms at Philadelphia Traffic Court after a dozen people associated with the troubled court were criminally charged last week.


Mum’s the word

— At St. Jerome Parish, no one wants to talk about the conviction of a priest and teacher in a sex-abuse scandal or how the church moves forward. Parishioners do have a lot to say about the good things going on at the church.


Honors for a vet

A local veterans’ group has honored Ret. Army Lt. Col. Kathy Brill for her long and distinguished career.


Judge is told to file opinion in appeal of priest sex-abuse trial

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Tuesday ordered Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to file an opinion of the appeal of a priest’s child endangerment conviction that resulted from last year’s history-making sex-abuse trial.