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Gunfire erupts at Tacony pool hall

A man suffered at least six wounds of the chest, arms and legs during a Sept. 6 shooting at a Tacony pool hall, but he has survived the attack, Philadelphia police say.


No court appearance for Bevilacqua, for now

There was a good chance that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua wouldn’t be in court last week. 


Benefit will aid family of teen struck by car

Katie O’Donnell’s and the Fraternal Order of Police will host a benefit for the family of Timmy Connors on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m.


Legal Maneuvers

Northeast native Sam Pond developed his work ethic in a variety of jobs. But he settled into law and, these days, likes to bang heads with insurance companies that turn balky when it comes time to satisfy claims.


Philadelphia Catholic school teachers strike

Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools opened last week with lay teachers walking a picket line, and both sides were continuing negotiations as the Times went to press on Tuesday.


Plenty of political flavor at Republican clambake

Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be leading the national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have pretty good support in Philadelphia.


Ax the School Reform Commission, lawmakers say

The School Reform Commission has no accountability, says state Sen. Mike Stack, and he wants to abolish the five-member panel.


Working to keep Peter Ortale’s memory alive forever

When Northwood native Peter Ortale was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, his family was not alone.


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 compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.


A day of remembrance

Lt. Francis “Buddy” Werner was among 19 members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Rescue 1 who dispatched to New York on the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.