Northeast Times

Story Archive July 24 2013

Drag racing allegedly led to fatal Boulevard crash

Authorities have identified a former driver for a Huntingdon Valley-based ambulance service as the man allegedly behind the wheel of a 2012 Audi that struck and killed a Feltonville woman, along with three of her sons, on Roosevelt Boulevard on July 16.


Editorial: Tear down this dam and save young lives

 Last Thursday afternoon, when the mercury rose to 97 degrees, the pool of water above the dam in the Pennypack Creek in Bustleton remained inviting but unbroken.


Fire Department is now accepting new applications

The Philadelphia Fire Department on Monday began accepting applications for new firefighters. The application deadline ends on Aug. 23. 


A F.O.R.K. in the road

Bicyclists last week took off on an exploration adventure around the River Wards last week, and it demonstrated just how vibrant the communities really are. 


Fox Chase Town Watch relaunches National Night Out

National Night Out to relaunch on Aug. 6.


Grandson, pal sentenced in violent robbery

Gregory Drobish may not win any “grandson of the year” contests. But in the eyes of the law, Drobish’s role in the beating and robbery of his 94-year-old grandmother last March 3 paled in comparison to what his drug buddy, Christopher Brunkel, did to the poor woman.


Hit and run outside NE nightclub leaves eight women hospitalized

Eight women were hospitalized after a sport-utility vehicle plowed into them as they stood in the parking lot of a Bustleton nightclub early Saturday.


Letters to the Editor: July 24, 2013

Schwartz: ‘A risk we cannot afford’


Methadone clinic foes vow to keep fighting

A crowd of around 300 was at Abraham Lincoln High School on July 16 to protest proposed methadone clinic.


Northeast cleanups are scheduled for Aug. 17

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts.