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Four decades later, a hero is honored

Police Lt. Edward C. Dohrmann suffered a fatal heart attack in 1969 after responding to a car accident in Holmesburg. Last week, a plaque dedication paid tribute to his service.


Former CLIP employees will repay victims more than $100K

Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.


Building projects get E. Torresdale’s attention

The East Torresdale Civic Association wants to keep a close eye on several anticipated construction projects in the neighborhood.


Schmidt: If elected commissioner, I’ll take a pay cut

Al Schmidt, a Republican candidate for city elections commissioner, has pledged to take a pay cut and refuse a taxpayer-funded vehicle and gasoline.


Pets of the Week (October 20, 2011)

Rabbit needs a home


Politicians to dog doo, Burholme has busy meeting

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week welcomed a 2nd Police District official and the two candidates vying in the 10th Councilmanic District.


Guilty plea in death of officer

William Foster is sentenced to 19 to 40 years in prison for the third-degree murder of Sgt. Timothy Simpson.


A political day in the neighborhood

Bill Rubin, the Democratic candidate in the 10th Councilmanic District, enjoys campaigning door-to-door in the various neighborhoods of the district.


‘It doesn’t conform with the neighborhood’

As residents continue to resist proposed plans for a methadone clinic in Holmesburg, two local politicians are attempting to give the community a stronger voice.


Crime Log

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports of the Philadelphia Police Department.