Northeast Times

Story Archive November 06 2013

Murder charges dropped in drag racing case

A Philadelphia judge has tossed out murder charges against one of two men whose alleged street racing on Roosevelt Boulevard led to a high-speed crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her three young sons in July.


Brotherly love

Jared Brito can recall dying. It’s kind of a cute story.


More than quarter-million donated for scholarships

Almost $269,000 in scholarship money was donated last week by eight businesses that participated in the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.


Washington rides Schlegel’s foot into title game

To say that Chris Schlegel is a perfectionist might be putting it mildly.


Cast away

By the time the third quarter had ended in Friday night’s Catholic League football semifinal contest at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, the damage had long been done.


Irish musician to play free show in gratitude

If Port Richmond-based musician Raymond Coleman ever penned his autobiography, he might want to call it The Barber of Tyrone.


Campaign trail: Corbett to visit Fox Chase

Gov. Tom Corbett will kick off his re-election campaign this week with a series of events that include a stop in Fox Chase.


City offers some property tax aid

In mid-October, the city announced it will help some homeowners who have fallen behind in paying their property taxes to get current and stay current. They can accept that help, or else face foreclosure. 


Warming hearts one blanket at a time

Janet Geissler has a warm place in her heart for sick kids. Key in on the words, “warm” and “heart.” For the last decade, the Burholme resident and an army of volunteers have been making soft, warm blankets to be distributed to ill children in and around Philadelphia by Project Linus. Kids in hospitals like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children are the recipients.


Volunteers help clean up Pennypack

Litterers stepped up their game in Pennypack Park last summer, but so did volunteers from the park’s friends group on Oct. 26 when they cleaned up the Sandy Run section of the park.