Northeast Times

Story Archive May 29 2013

Small Business Weekend aims to keep it local

Michael Blichasz wants people to think before spending their money shopping this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Neighborhood news in brief

A correction about the Port Richmond Memorial Day parade; armed suspect wanted for two robberies in River Wards, and more neighborhood news in brief.


Boyle hosts fundraiser, gains support in NE

State Rep. Brendan Boyle last week held his first major fundraiser in his campaign for the 13th Congressional District seat.


Firefighters oust union boss

Bill Gault, who was very vocal about perceived mistakes in the handling of the Kensington Buck Hosiery fire, has been voted out of his post as head of Philadelphia's Local 22 firefighters union.


Group says AVI overprices low-cost homes

River Wards neighborhood groups are part of a citizens' coalition that has produced a report claiming the city's AVI plan is flawed and needs more work.


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.


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.