Northeast Times

Story Archive October 23 2013

Convicted child rapist accidentally released

A convicted child rapist named in a recent front-page article in the Northeast Times was erroneously released from prison on Oct. 14, just 24 days after a Philadelphia judge had ordered him to serve at least 11-1/2 months behind bars.

Cook and Shaker will offer modern yet simple comforts

Cook and Shaker, a full-service restaurant with a bar, will open this month in the former location of Chug-A-Mug bar in Olde Richmond.

DA drops sex-abuse case against priest

The witness against the Rev. Robert Brennan died earlier this month

Philadelphia’s district attorney has decided to withdraw charges against the Rev. Robert Brennan almost two weeks after the death of the young man who accused him of molesting him in a Northeast parish more than a decade ago.

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:

Fatal car crash in Bustleton

A 22-year-old woman died in a fiery two-car crash in Bustleton on Monday night that five others, including two infants, survived.

Frankford Parks elects new board

The Frankford Parks Group, a nonprofit dedicated to fixing up and maintaining some small neighborhood parks, elected a new board on Oct. 8, said treasurer and former president Kimberly Washington.

In with the highway, out with the residents

As PennDOT began sending buying offers to homeowners last week whose homes lie in the path of I-95's proposed development, residents under the Bridge Street exit hope for a good deal.

On hold

City Council considers banning automated purchasing machines that dispense cash for small electronics.

City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.

Investing in energy-efficient home improvements pays

The Philadelphia Gas Works is poised to pay out $4 million over the next 21 months to city residents who invest in energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.

Letters to the Editor: October 23, 2013

A tribute to ‘Nan’