Northeast Times

Story Archive March 13 2013

Corbett’s liquor plan is hypocritical to small businesses and educators

The governor has made no secret of his objective to privatize more and more of the commonwealth’s public assets. Even efficiently operated assets that are thriving revenue generators aren’t safe from his ill-advised proposals, most recently to privatize liquor sales.


Dougherty grad organizes seminar to aid Sandy victims

When Superstorm Sandy landed in late October and greatly damaged the New Jersey coastline, Katie Hopkins wanted to do something to help.


Taylor bill protects beer distributors

A Northeast Philadelphia Republican legislator has his own idea of how the state can stop selling booze and still protect the private businesses that already have pieces of that business.


Spreading the love of music

Abraham Lincoln High School music teacher Tom Force wanted to increase the number of instruments in his department, so he wrote a proposal on the DonorsChoose.org website.


Sisters struck in separate hit-and-run accidents on same day

Two young sisters, one from Fishtown and the other from Wissinoming, were left hospitalized by hit and run drivers in two separate incidents last week.


Bill would help delinquent property taxpayers pay up

City Council is considering a bill aimed at helping — and prodding — delinquent property taxpayers to start paying their shares of the more than half-billion bucks in back taxes Philadelphia is owed.


Seeking ‘FAME’ at Samuel Fels

Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.


Carroll High’s closure like ‘a dark cloud’ to students

The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students.


Corbett’s liquor plan is hypocritical to small businesses and educators

The governor has made no secret of his objective to privatize more and more of the commonwealth’s public assets. Even efficiently operated assets that are thriving revenue generators aren’t safe from his ill-advised proposals, most recently to privatize liquor sales.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast: