Northeast Times

Story Archive March 26 2014

New Port Richmond group opposes Grace Townhomes

Zoning Board of Adjustment to hear developer’s appeal for permits to build a 36-unit development for low-income renters on a vacant block in Port Richmond on Wednesday, March 26. 

Olney man fatally shot in head

A gunshot wound of the head claimed the life of an Olney man inside a Frankford house early Saturday, but police have little information about who pulled the trigger and why.

One dead, another hurt in Bustleton crash

A motorist traveling at high speed triggered a chain reaction crash that claimed the life of one man and damaged a Bustleton bank early Sunday, Philadelphia police said.

Oxford Circle blaze displaces 12

Twelve people were displaced by an early morning Friday house fire on the 1400 block of Rosalie Street in Oxford Circle. 

Parkwood Civic Association to hold election next month

Next month, Parkwood Civic Association members will do something they haven’t done in about a decade: Hold an election. At their March 19 meeting at St. Anselm’s R.C. Church, members nominated candidates for president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary and zoning officer. The election will be conducted at the association’s April 23 session. 

Pets of the Week: March 26. 2014

Be Buddies with Buddah

PGW and Peco to offer assessments of home energy use

The city’s two largest utilities are offering residents assessments of their homes’ energy use. Residents can schedule these inspections with either the Philadelphia Gas Works or PECO. The utilities will send employees to look over their homes, searching for drafts and inefficient equipment.

Pizzeria burglars sought

Police seek two men who broke into a Castor Gardens pizzeria and stole a cash register on March 13.

Plenty of happenings in Lawncrest

Lawncrest has plenty of upcoming activities.

Port Richmond woman opens Fishtown’s first cycle studio

Fishtown’s first cycle studio had its inaugural ride on Saturday, March 8.