Northeast Times

Story Archive January 02 2013

Couple claims innocence in school fraud case

A Somerton couple accused of illegally enrolling their daughter in kindergarten at a Lower Moreland school waived their Dec. 19 trial court arraignment on felony theft charges mere weeks after parting ways with their defense attorney and hiring a new one.


Dreams of 2013

The year 2012 is history. How many of you kept your New Year’s resolution all year?



A bit of history lies buried in Benjamin Rush State Park

— The 200-year-old graveyard once tended to by the Byberry Meeting remains a mystery in Northeast Philly.


Stack joins civic groups in letters about Nazareth apartments

State Sen. Mike Stack and the presidents of three civic associations have written letters to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, expressing their concern about a proposal to convert a six-story Holme Avenue convent into 44 apartments for veterans and other low-income individuals.


Benefit set for Holme Circle man

Its scientific name is “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” but most folks know it as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


Kiwanis raises $500 for Protestant Home

Twenty-two young people recently helped the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont raise $500 for the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


7th Police District officers honored

Officers Randy Vogt and Alfred Fiorentino were named Officers of the Month for November during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on Dec. 20.


Mayfair man arrested in firebombing case

Police arrested a Mayfair man after he allegedly shot at and firebombed an unoccupied Frankford house Thursday morning.


Two fatal shootings on Christmas Eve

Authorities have identified the victim of a Christmas Eve murder in the Northeast and ruled a second fatal shooting as a suicide.