Northeast Times

Story Archive May 29 2013

Head of the class

Three elementary schools and a high school in Northeast Philadelphia are revelling in the news that a citywide survey has given them perfect scores of 10.

Parents face charges in second death

A Rhawnhurst couple, who prosecutors said prayed over their sick 7-month-old son instead of seeking medical attention for him, remain in jail on charges of third-degree murder, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 12.

Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI believe that the same unidentified man has attempted to rob banks in the Northeast and in Bridesburg in recent weeks.

Retired priest accused of molestation

The archdiocese received one sexual misconduct allegation against the Rev. James J. Collins, who retired from Holy Family University earlier this year.

Ramsey to sub for mayor at NE Chamber

For the third time this year, Mayor Michael Nutter has backed out of a speaking engagement with the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

It’s a blowout for Butkovitz in primary

City Controller Alan Butkovitz was confident heading into the May 21 Democratic primary, but did not expect a blowout victory.

Council committee OKs break for assessment appeals

A City Council committee last week unanimously approved a measure that would absolve property owners who lose assessment appeals of interest payments on their 2014 taxes.

Bridesburg churches merge, others await fate

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced a parish merger in Bridesburg on Sunday, and more closings and mergers are expected to come this weekend.

Happy ending for missing dog

The Northeast Times has helped reunite a lost dog with his Somerton home.

Knife wielding man fatally shot by police

Police officers shot and killed a man on an Oxford Circle street on Saturday morning after he allegedly charged at them with a butcher knife.