Northeast Times

Story Archive October 02 2013

Criminal charges announced against Huntington Valley ambulance company

A Huntingdon Valley-based ambulance company and two of its operators tried to steal more than $4.4 million from the Medicare program through a fraudulent claims scheme, according to a federal indictment released publicly last week.

Crusaders score fourth consecutive win

If a jogger happened to have passed Upper Darby High School as two football teams exited the field on Saturday afternoon, he or she wouldn’t have been able to determine who had won the game.

Cut for the Cure fundraiser is Oct. 13

The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.

Drug problem is growing in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.

Firefighters honored during Recognition Day

Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.

Fishtown’s Civil War legacy honored

A new memorial honoring five brothers from Fishtown who fought in the Civil War was unveiled last weekend at Palmer Cemetery.

Former NE Community Center could become a child daycare

The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.

Frankford gang member sentenced to 50 years

A fourth member of a Frankford gang was ordered Friday to spend at least 50 years in state prison for the October 2006 shooting death of a Far Northeast man.

Gaming Board hears city’s opinion of Wynn

At a state hearing on applicants for the city's second casino license, not all residents agree with the opinions the city presented about Wynn Philadelphia, which could be constructed in the River Wards.

A Golden opportunity

Ryan football not panicking after loss to La Salle

As the blowout victories continued to mount in the first month of the season, so too did the confidence and expectations of Archbishop Ryan football supporters.