Northeast Times

Story Archive July 02 2013

Archdiocese to auction off eight properties

A former convent in Northeast Philadelphia is among eight properties the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has decided to sell at an auction slated for July 24 at the Sheraton Philadelpahia Downtown.


Around town (July 3, 2013)

Local attorney gets leadership post


Bank robber sentenced

A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for robbing six banks, including one in the Northeast, between July 24, 2009, and last Aug. 10.


Being Ben

Actor Bill Robling has been portraying one for the nation’s Founding Fathers for more than a decade. 


Body found in burning car

Firefighters made a grisly discovery after they extinguished a burning car in Pennypack Park last Thursday. There was a human body in the vehicle’s trunk.


Body of missing NE boy recovered from Pennypack Creek

Searchers on Thursday recovered the body of a Northeast boy who disappeared three days earlier after jumping into a notorious swimming hole in the rain-swollen Pennypack Creek.


Bustleton civic scores zoning win

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were glad to hear the Zoning Board of Adjustment has agreed with the league’s opposition to legalizing a deck on the 9900 block of Alicia St. Not only did the zoning board reject the variance, it also ordered the homeowner to tear down the deck.


Calendar of Events (July 3, 2013)

Community Events (July 4-11)


Casino Trips (July 3, 2013)

Gibbons Athletic Association July 21. Resorts. Package includes bus, games and refreshments on the bus, extra hour at the shore, dinner buffet and “Divas Do AC,” a celebrity impersonator show. Departure inf.: 215-722-8825, 215-674-3863. 


City celebrates improvements at Chalfont Playground

Almost $700,000 in improvements to Chalfont Playground were celebrated in a June 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony.