Northeast Times

Story Archive October 02 2013

IRS discusses the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams and how to avoid being conned

Have you been thinking about taxes? Not likely! 


State treasurer joins Democratic race for governor

State Treasurer Rob McCord last week joined the Democratic race for governor.


Street thefts discussed at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.


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.


Gunpoint robberies reported in Bustleton

Capt. Joseph Zaffino, commander of the 7th Police District, on Sept. 25 encouraged members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League to call 911 when they see trouble and to keep calling.


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.


Voting is pitched as a matter of self-interest

Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.


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.


AVI property assessment appeals deadline is Oct. 7

Realtor Chris Artur is appealing the new values the city this year put on properties he owns on Levick Street and Frankford Avenue. 


Local playwright pens musical journey

A new play written by and starring a Port Richmond man premieres this week, taking audiences on a “kaleidoscopic journey of memory.”