Northeast Times

Story Archive October 02 2013

State to alter GED testing on Jan. 1

As the state prepares to alter the GED test, the Northeast GED Center is encouraging people to take classes before the changes are in effect.


River Ward events for the week of October 2

Keep up on all the happenings in your neighborhood with our guide.


City changes trash set-out times

You can put your trash out as early as 5 p.m. and not be subject to fines.


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.


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.


Pets of the Week: October 2, 2013

Sweet as Honey


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.


Police officer charged in fatal crash

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has approved criminal charges against a city police officer in connection with a Sept. 14 auto crash in Holmesburg that claimed a Fishtown man’s life.