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The Parkwood Youth Organization honored slain police office John Pawlowski yesterday with a mural. The painting, done by Jon Laidacker in collaboration with the Mural Arts Program, is of a smiling Pawlowski looking out from the wall of the youth organization where he played soccer and basketball as a child.
His wife Kim and newborn son were there for the memorial. Pawlowski was killed in February while confronting a robbery suspect in the 35th District where he worked
The September 2009 issue of Philadelphia magazine is out, and similar to last month’s Best of Philly awards, the editors made note of the city’s best schools. And yes, the Northeast got some love. We’re on the cover, in fact.
The Best of Philly Schools cover is red, white and powder blue with two Father Judge cheerleaders showing off their moves. The team received the Best Cheerleaders nod, and the 36 girls were recognized for their Top 10 status in the nationals.
Northeast High was recognized for its Diversity, since the Cottman Avenue school’s student body has representatives from 50 languages and countries. The school is home of the first nationally recognized Muslim Student Organization and has, among other things, a gay-straight alliance and strong ESL program.
Though only two NEast schools were recognized, we still had a strong showing in the rankings, since most of the awards were given to suburban schools. Of the mag’s Top 50 Public Schools, only two – Masterman and Central – are in Philadelphia.
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The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating its most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes linked to the Northeast. Call 215-686-3153 to report information about any of the suspects.
Keep reading for an update on a bank robber helped caught by Daily News readers, vandalism at Nifty Fifty’s and more. continue reading »
What every woman should be aware of if you are of a certain age and sexually active: STDs Sexually Transmitted Diseases are a very real and horrifying reality that sexually active woman in the NEast, as well as across the country, face. In today’s society there are more chances of contracting an STD than ever before. Regular checkups with your doctor and proper contraceptives can help reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of contracting an STD. continue reading »
Q: I’m a first-time buyer. First, how do I get the $8000 tax credit? Second, can I use it for the down payment?
A: The Dec. 1, 2009 deadline to purchase a home in time to qualify for the $8000 First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit is fast approaching. To add pressure to the time crunch, mortgage applications are up and lenders will be trying to close thousands of loans by Dec. 1. To make it even more challenging, because of changes in mortgage regulations, it is taking lenders approximately 45 to 60 days to close their loans. continue reading »
The Talley family of Mayfair is seeking answers surrounding the cause of their 12-year-old son’s death in June.
On June 29, Albert Talley was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer at Cottman Avenue and Cottage Street in Mayfair. His death was ruled an accident, after police investigators determined the boy had tripped, causing him to fall into the street and be hit. The driver of the truck is not believed to have had any fault.
Continue reading below for the rest of the story and video from Fox29. continue reading »
I confess that I never liked the tree. Well, it’s not exactly a tree – just as big as a tree. It is only a part of my continuing dislike of this twisting stretch of plant life blocking out the side of my house. But that is not why the majority of its trunk and branches are now laying prone beside my fence. continue reading »
Action News has reported a missing 56-year-old man in the Northeast. Although Elpidio Martinez actually resides outside the Northeast, he lives close by and may need your help.
Martinez was last seen Tuesday outside his home at Roosevelt Boulevard and F Street. He is a Hispanic male with a light complexion, is 5’8, 200 pounds, has a muscular build, green eyes, gray hair and is missing his front teeth. Martinez has bipolar disorder, and also has several tattoos.
If you have seen Elpidio Martinez – particularly those of you in Frankford, Lawncrest and other nearby neighborhoods, please call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153 or 911.
There have been lots of changes and additions in the past few weeks thanks to our new site, but we think you’ll especially like the latest: the events calendar.
The NEastPhilly.com Community Events Calendar is an interactive calendar filled with free activities, events and meetings happening around the Northeast. From bingo to Girl Scout meetings, poker games to community dinners, the calendar is stuffed with things to do every day of the week. continue reading »