Northeast Times

Story Archive May 07 2014

12-year-old among two shot in Lawncrest

Barely two days after the family of mother-son murder victims gathered inside a Lawncrest church to plead for an end to local violence, gunshots wounded two more people just five blocks away.


15th PDAC honors officers

Those two guys on the 3300 block of Tyson Avenue late on March 11 were cops. That turned out to be bad news for the three other guys who were attacking and robbing a man. They’re now in custody.


Animal cruelty charges filed against Frankford woman

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week filed animal cruelty charges against a Frankford woman who had more than 200 cats in her Fillmore Street home. The PSPCA filed 241 summary counts against 64-year-old Lanie Jacobson for unsanitary conditions and 44 counts for failure to provide veterinary care, spokeswoman Sarah Eremus stated in an April 29 news release.


Around town: May 7, 2014

Recycling bin giveaway is Saturday


Award-winning play comes to Walnut Street Theatre

It opened on Broadway in 1961, and shortly thereafter won seven Tony Awards (including one for its star, Robert Morse), the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


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.


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.


Burholme Golf upgrades discussed at community civic meeting

John Kirincich, a partner in the Burholme Golf & Family Entertainment complex at 401 Cottman Ave., told members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association that exciting changes are coming.



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.