Northeast Times

Story Archive May 22 2013

Preliminary hearing delayed for elderly NE man accused of murdering his wife

Louis Hartdegen, 75, of Castor Gardens, faces murder, indecent assault and abuse of a corpse charges. He also is charged with making a false report to authorities.A hearing scheduled for today has been delayed until Aug. 6.


Suspect sought in barbershop robbery

A confused-looking man with a BB gun tried to rob a Bell’s Corner delicatessen, failed, then robbed a nearby barbershop of $50 on Saturday morning, according to Philadelphia police Capt. Frank Bachmayer.


River Ward events for the week of May 22

Keep up with the goings-on in your neighborhood with our “Around the Neighborhoods” guide.


Donations for scholarship organizations sought at Mayfair Business meeting

Officials from St. Hubert High School and St. Matthew and Blessed Trinity elementary schools attended a meeting of the Mayfair Business Association to ask merchants to consider making donations to scholarship organizations.


Pennepack Baptist Church celebrates 325th anniversary

Pennepack Baptist Church, at 8732 Krewstown Road, will celebrate its 325th anniversary on June 1-2.


Crime log (May 22, 2013)

April 22 through May 5


Piazza event aftermath a ‘serious quality of life issue’

With summer around the corner, the Piazza at Schmidt’s will see weekend after weekend of large-scale concerts and festivals, and neighbors are already seeing some messy repercussions. Now, they’re working to implement a new security plan.


15th PDAC honors Wetzel for longtime support, officers for arrests

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council on Monday night honored the Rev. Steve Wetzel, pastor of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, for his longtime support of the organization. 


Somerton Civic opposes psychic business application

The Somerton neighborhood has been holding its ground on several recent zoning issues.


NoLibs to get farmer’s market and CSA farm share

Residents in NoLibs will have access to healthy, locally grown produce and other foods through a new community-supported-agriculture group.