Northeast Times

Story Archive November 20 2013

NE man arrested in string of burglaries

Police on Monday announced the arrest of a Northeast man for breaking into at least seven area businesses last month.


Convicted murderer now on death row

Omar Cash will be switching prison cells.


Editorial: Say yes to merit selection

Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on much in Harrisburg or Washington, but there is at least one noteworthy bill in the state legislature that enjoys bipartisan support.


Meeting will discuss future of Kraft factory

Representatives of government and industry will meet downtown Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the future of a Northeast landmark.


Suspect arrested in pair of bank heists

A Northeast man who allegedly robbed two Mayfair banks last week found himself behind bars hours after police released photos of the crimes to the public.


Importance of voting discussed at Rhawnhurst NORC meeting

Stephanie Singer got an early start in politics, campaigning as a 12-year-old in 1976 for Democratic presidential candidate Sargent Shriver.


Community College remembers JFK

Community College of Philadelphia will host a day of remembrance on Friday, Nov. 22, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of John Kennedy.


Con man strikes in Tacony, Mayfair, Holmesburg

15th District police officers are warning Tacony, Mayfair and Holmesburg residents about a man who is working a door-to-door con in their neighborhoods.


Forrest Elementary partners with supermarket for new fundraising campaign

School fundraising has come a long way from just bake sales and students selling gift wrap door-to-door. 


Ring of kindness

Returning history: Philadelphia Police Officer Paul Alminde of Northeast Detectives broke up a burglary ring that involved a pawn shop. He found a Northeast High School class ring that belonged to 92-year-old Donald Michelle who is the oldest living graduate of Northeast High. The school’s alumni association bought the ring from the pawn shop and presented it to Michelle on Nov. 15.