Northeast Times

Story Archive June 19 2013

Cop pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen in Bucks

A former 2nd District police officer on Monday pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Trevose last year.


Council looks at plan to sell liens for unpaid taxes

The people who don’t pay their taxes don’t pay in a big way. They owe the city more than a half-billion dollars, and to say that number irks those who do pay would be underplaying how big an issue tax delinquency has become. The city has ramped up its collection efforts, but each year’s taxes that go unpaid just spill more red ink onto municipal finances. 


Council sets 2014 tax rate

As expected, City Council on June 13 set a tax rate, or millage, of $1,340 per $100,000 of property value. Members also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption for owners who live in their homes.


Croce’s wins Burholme pizza contest

Croce’s Pizza was the big winner in last week’s Best of Burholme pizza contest.


Crossan pupils hear about careers

Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School recently welcomed more than two dozen people for a career day presentation for pupils.


Cruiser crashes into repair shop

An unattended Philadelphia police car appeared to have a mind of its own when it rolled backward and crashed into a Northeast auto repair shop on Sunday.


Eagle Scout shares in family tradition

Scouting is in Kieron Pleis’ blood.


Editorial: A spy thriller?

As the revelations about our government’s secret national security programs spread around the globe, it sometimes feels like we have been sucked into the pages of a Robert Ludlum spy novel.


Giving thanks to a fallen friend 10 years later

It’s been 10 years since my best friend died, yet I can still remember how awful his jump shot was because it was nearly as horrific as mine.


Irish music to play in park

A 10-hour Irish music and cultural festival will fill the Ed Kelly Amphitheater at Pennypack Park on Saturday as thousands of patrons are expected to attend the inaugural Philadelphia Fleadh.