Northeast Times

Story Archive March 26 2014

Battle of the brains

Six local schools compete in the 13th Annual Fishtown March Madness Academic Competition.


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


Congressman joins search for answers

The Strange family has moved a step closer to getting the answers they have been in search of since Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Strange was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011.


All in the family

Terrie Hawkins and her twins, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, are all dedicated advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Twins Keisha and Kevin Diggs have grown up with the human immunodeficiency virus, commonly known as HIV. Fortunately, the 17-year-olds from Frankford are not infected with the virus, but their lives have been profoundly affected by it.


Democrat Kilderry announces candidacy

Dennis Kilderry announced his candidacy in the 173rd Legislative District during a Saturday morning news conference at Tacony’s Roosevelt Playground, where he serves as president of the advisory committee.


Letters to the Editor: March 26, 2014

Obama wrong in nomination


Conman scams 94-year-old veteran

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a con artist who used an auto repair scam to steal “a large sum of money” from a 94-year-old World War II veteran.


Tips lead police to robbery arrest

It took the public less than a day to finger a Frankford man for the armed robbery of a Wawa in Burholme on March 17.


Four police officers honored by 2nd PDAC

Kevin Doerr and Sean King had a busy December. The 2nd Police District officers made arrests in a couple of shootings and busted two people now charged in connection with a string of burglaries. Officers Stephen Nagy and Ronald Cain quickly got hold of two suspects who had robbed a man at a Castor Avenue bus stop.


Councilman offers to fund methadone clinic fight

City Councilman Bobby Henon has pledged to cover the cost of the initial phase of the community’s appeal seeking to bar a methadone clinic from opening on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor, asking that they “send me a bill.”