Northeast Times

Story Archive November 13 2013

Crime a hot topic in Burholme

At last month’s gathering of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, members heard updates on the local crime situation from officials of the 2nd Police District.

Crime log: November 13, 2013

Oct. 21 through Nov. 3

Donations needed for Eleanor Smylie Community Fund

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t too far behind.

Editorial: Voter turnout is grim

Picture a packed Citizens Bank Park with only the people in the front rows actually paying attention to the game even though everybody paid a nice buck to get in. 

Elf story has Northeast roots

Elf, the perennial favorite based on the charming tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole, brightens the holiday season at the Walnut Street Theatre through Jan. 5.

Family files wrongful-death suit against priest, archdiocese

The family of a man who had accused a former Rhawnhurst parish priest of molesting him when he was a child on Wednesday filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.

Former ambassador visits credit union

American Heritage Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Foulke recently hosted former Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, at AHFCU’s Bustleton headquarters to discuss the expansion of the credit union model into Africa and AHFCU’s ongoing support of an orphanage in Odembo’s home nation.

Frankford ready for clash with St. Joe’s Prep

Frankford High School’s football players fully understand the opportunity that awaits them.

Gunman sought in Somerton bank robbery

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify a gunman who robbed a Somerton bank on Nov. 5.

Indecent assault reported on bus

A woman SEPTA passenger was the victim of an indecent assault aboard a Northeast Philly bus on Sunday morning.