Northeast Times

Story Archive May 01 2013

Spring & Annual NE Sports Award Winners Unveiled

The Northeast Sports Awards Banquet honors coaches and student-athletes throughout the school year. A full list of all the winners of this year’s banquet (to be held Wednesday, May 15, at Cannstatter’s, from 6-10 p.m.) will be published in the May 8 edition. For more information on the event or how to get tickets, contact sports editor Ed Morrone at emorrone@bsmphilly.com. The following are the spring/annual winners: 


Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

This year’s election of Greater Bustleton Civic League executive officers pretty much will be a formality later in May.


Suspects sought in Castor Gardens muggings

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a group of young men who may have been responsible for three muggings in the Castor Gardens section of the Northeast last month.


Pets of the Week (May 1, 2013)

Tutti-Frutti is as sweet as her name


The Blight Fight

Planting a dream

On Tulip Street, Joe Calta­girone has for 20 years ten­ded to a vi­brant com­munity garden — of tulips, nat­ur­ally. Loc­als say its cre­ation is a sign that beauty and change con­tin­ue to bloom in Kens­ing­ton. 


As election nears, Butkovitz’s confidence grows

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is predicting the “lowest turnout in history” when the election polls open on May 21.


Neighborhood news in brief

Bridesburg pharmacy thief sought; Port Richmond pizza chef sentenced; Kensington pair killed in front of child, and more.


Fatal shooting in Frankford

A Frankford man was killed in a hail of gunfire on a Frankford block late Monday as three robbers reportedly tried to invade the home of a couple and several children. Shortly after 10 p.m., three gunmen showed up at a home on the 5700 block of Leonard St. and tried to force their way inside. It’s not clear what prompted the gunfire. 


Police seek tips in nun’s 2006 death

As the St. Martin of Tours community gathered last week for the Sister Paul Mercedes IHM Scholarship basketball fundraising tournament, police officials said they have good tips that could lead them to the individual responsible for the nun’s January 2006 hit-and-run death.