Northeast Times

Story Archive January 23 2013

Corbett shows support for struggling Catholic schools

Gov. Tom Corbett was at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School last week to proclaim the value of a Catholic education.

FNA splits vote on mixed-use development on Frankford Ave.

However, a lively debate at the Fishtown Neighbors Association’s Zoning Committee meeting centered around neighbors’ concerns as to whether this development’s height, parking needs and presence on Blair Street would be out of character with the neighborhood.

Postcards from the Past

— A local history group is recapturing priceless images from yesteryear, with help from the public.

Bombshell testimony at sex-abuse trial

An ex-priest’s testimony in the trial of two men accused of molesting a Northeast altar boy could fuel legal maneuvers to free Monsignor William Lynn, who was convicted last year in a history-making sexual abuse case.

River Ward events for the week of Jan. 23


Four women charged after Tacony prostitution bust

A mortgage company, a podiatrist, an investment firm, a tanning salon and a Web marketing consultant have all called the same Tacony storefront home in recent years, according to various online directories.

Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Somerton bank last Wednesday.

Suspect in house-thefts turns himself in

The son of a former Philadelphia police commissioner surrendered to authorities on Thursday, eight days after the district attorney’s office announced filing criminal charges against him in a house-stealing scheme.

Holidays are over, but the need doesn’t end

At my house, the Christmas stockings still hang from the mantel, even though they are empty now and the treats they once held have moved into the mainstream of our daily lives.

School officials discuss ways to guard against shootings

Prepare, but don’t scare: That’s the new mantra for dozens of Northeast Philadelphia schools in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.