Northeast Times

Story Archive March 27 2013

Police identify robber who was killed

Philadelphia police have identified a young Oxford Circle man as the armed robber who was shot and killed by a Tacony delicatessen owner on Feb. 5.


Two indicted for string of pharmacy heists

A federal grand jury has indicted two Northeast men in connection with the armed robberies of 19 area pharmacies in 11 months.


Tire slasher trial is delayed

The trial for the accused Mayfair tire slasher has been postponed until next January.


A hero’s honor

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. have introduced a bill to rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


Second chances

— After deciding to sit out last season, G.W.’s Paige Hughes is more than ready to make things right.


Burholme deli obtains liquor license

Some Burholme residents are not pleased that a deli with a liquor license will soon open, but they will work with the owner to develop what his lawyer calls “a conditional licensing agreement.”


Pennypack Park cleanup a success

Forty-four volunteers collected 78 bags of trash and other large debris last Saturday during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s first monthly clean-up of 2013.