Northeast Times

Story Archive March 26 2014

Four nabbed in prostitution sting

Four men went to Kensington Avenue last Wednesday looking for a good time but ended up behind bars on prostitution-related charges, according to Philadelphia police.

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.

Gunman robs NE pharmacy

A gunman held up a Rhawnhurst pharmacy right under the noses of unsuspecting patrons one recent afternoon.

IRS has $31 million from 2010 federal tax returns

The IRS has some money for Pennsylvanians. The tax-collection agency has about $31 million for more than 37,000 of the commonwealth’s residents.

Letters to the Editor: March 26, 2014

Obama wrong in nomination

Liddonfield changes coming

Last week, Upper Holmesburg Civic president assured concerned neighbors that the Holy Family development is still on track.

Upper Holmesburg residents rejoiced in July 2012 when the Philadelphia Housing Authority board endorsed a plan to transform the former Liddonfield public housing project into a new athletic campus for Holy Family University. Yet, the site looks no different today than it did back then.

Man with knife robs 7-Eleven

An unidentified man with a knife held up a Parkwood 7-Eleven store on March 15. Police hope that surveillance video will help them identify the robber.

Mayfair man allegedly shoots cousin

Philadelphia police arrested a Mayfair man on Saturday for allegedly shooting his neighbor, who also happens to be the man’s cousin and a reputed leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang.

NE Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the fourth induction class of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.

NEHS plans booster club to keep SPARC in flight

Plans to establish a booster club to keep Northeast High’s decades-old after-school science and space program going are jelling, according to a 1977 alum.