Northeast Times

Story Archive July 09 2014


Casino Trips: July 9, 2014

St. Bede’s Young at Heart Club Aug. 12. Mt. Airy Casino. $32 includes $25 coins and a full buffet. 215-598-3227.


Changing of the guard

Jack Creighton will soon retire as Frankford’s athletic director. Former boys varsity basketball coach Ben Dubin will step into the role.

When the 2014-15 school year begins roughly two months from now, a familiar face in the Frankford High School athletics community will be absent. Luckily for the Pioneers, another well-known individual will be stepping in.


Church to host community festival

Holmesburg Baptist Church, at 7927 Frankford Ave., will hold a community festival on Saturday, July 12.


Coaches mourn passing of O’Hara’s Algeo

Frank McArdle and Tom Coyle reflect on memories of Danny Algeo, the Cardinal O’Hara football coach who died last Thursday at age 49.

When he was still a little-known assistant football coach at Northeastern University, Frank McArdle remembers the uneasy nervousness on one of his first recruiting trips to the Philadelphia area.


Cops honored by 15th PDAC

Two cops who chased down an armed man in April and two others who made a lot of arrests in May were honored June 30 by members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.


Cops ID body found in Delaware River

Police have identified the body of a man found in the Delaware River on July 4 as Richard Mascaro, 66, of Warminster.


Crime log: July 9, 2014

June 16 through 29


DA office to file Supreme Court brief in Lynn case

The District Attorney’s office will be filing its state Supreme Court brief in the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the most high-ranking U.S. Catholic clergyman convicted in a sex abuse case, by July 14. The cleric’s lawyers must file their brief 30 days later, Lynn’s attorney, Thomas Bergstrom, said.


Deadline passes for Holy Family Liddonfield Expansion

Twenty months ago, Holy Family University officials posted a six-minute video to YouTube depicting a grand vision for the former Liddonfield public housing project. To date, nary a shovel of dirt has been turned on the barren, 33-acre, publicly owned tract at Torresdale Avenue and Megargee Street.