Northeast Times

Story Archive January 30 2013

Pennypack problems top Upper Holmesburg civic

Holmesburg-area residents were hoping that heightened public awareness of the Pennypack Creek Bridge would bring cleanliness and better security to the centuries-old viaduct at Frankford Avenue.


New zoning could bring industry to Bridesburg’s backyard

A large, formerly industrial field in Bridesburg was once an industrial space, almost became a residential space, and is now a potential industrial space yet again. With all the back-and-forth, neighbors wonder what might eventually find a home in Bridesburg, and if more industry is really what the neighborhood needs.


Guns a hot topic at ‘Take Back Your Neighborhood’

Mark Gilson, chief of the district attorney’s Northeast bureau, recalls a time when a person convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun received a sentence of probation.


Benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is scheduled for Feb. 9

The Harvey/DeLange family’s 23rd annual benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is approaching, and planners are hoping for another big night. 


Enjoy free pancakes at IHOP for a great cause

The International House of Pancakes has invited guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. That day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fund-raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fund-raising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


2nd district honors officers for midsummer arrests

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council recently honored Anthony Rosselli and Michael Long for an arrest they made after a midsummer street shooting that stemmed from a fight on the 7700 block of Oxford Ave.


Jury convicts priest and former teacher in sex-abuse case

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former parochial school teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in the abuse of the same altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in Northeast Philly in the late 1990s.