Northeast Times

Story Archive May 07 2014

Lynne Abraham endorses Leach in primary

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham has endorsed state Sen. Daylin Leach in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary.


Reward offered in Lawncrest double murder

When people die like Donna and Richard Muller did, there can be a tendency to suspect that the bullets were somehow meant for them. But nothing could be further from the truth, according to relatives of the Lawncrest murder victims.


Two former cops convicted of theft

Two former Philadelphia police officers were convicted of theft last week for stealing utility services at several properties they jointly owned.


Boyle a no-show at debate

Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies wasted little time answering the near-constant criticism from her competitors in the race for the 13th Congressional District seat.


City plans to phase out Fire Dept. brownouts

In the continuum of contentiousness between the Nutter administration and the members of the Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics union, brownouts in particular stick in the union’s craw.


Battle against methadone clinic continues in Holmesburg

The Holmesburg Civic Association plans to continue to fight the proposed opening of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.


Mayfair Business Association announces upcoming events

The Mayfair Business Association is working with other community groups on a couple of events scheduled for later this month.


On the campaign trail in the 179th district

The Democratic Party primary on May 20 should be an interesting one, especially in the Lower Northeast, where there are a few contested races. One of them is for the 179th Pennsylvania House seat now held by freshman state Rep. James Clay Jr. 


The cost of kindergarten

Even if early education pays, should the state foot the bill? 


State rep. skips forum to attend workers’ rally

When three of the four Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional seat were preparing for their imminent debate on April 29, Brendan Boyle and about 50 of his supporters were donning rain gear.