Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Two Ironworkers admit to extortion

Two members of the Northeast Philadelphia-based Ironworkers Local 401, Francis Sean O’Donnell and William Gillin, on Monday pleaded guilty to conspiracy, arson and related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced. Both men will be sentenced in January.


Northeast man admits ties to terror group

A Castor Gardens resident has admitted that he lied on immigration forms about his ties to a pro-Islamic, anti-Western terrorist group in his native Afghanistan and will be deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hayatullah Dawari, 62, pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of immigration fraud and was sentenced to two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell immediately suspended Dawari’s sentence and ordered him to relinquish his status as a legal permanent resident of the U.S. He will be banned from ever returning to the country.


Neighborhood news

Golf outing set for Oct. 11


Flea market to be held this Saturday in Lawndale

The Naval Supply Depot, at Oxford and Robbins avenues in Lawndale, will host a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Religious Events: September 17, 2014

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


Calendar of Events: September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 18


Vendors wanted for charity event

An upcoming charitable yard sale/flea market is looking for vendors.


Trips: September 17, 2014

BRISTOL CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Sept. 14 to 18, 2014. Cape Cod. Prices from $635 include visit to Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard. 215-788-9408.


Around town: September 17, 2014

Get your recycling bins on Saturday


New agreement decriminalizes marijuana

Possession of a little bit of marijuana will remain illegal in Philadelphia under an ordinance City Council is considering, but it will be decriminalized.