NEast Links

By Shannon McDonald

Here’s a list of what happened around the NEast this week, in case you missed it.

Greg Wade, Northeast resident and former president of the Philadelphia Home and School Council, pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of felony theft. Wade forged 145 checks for his personal expenses, including a new car. He agreed to pay a minimum of $115,000 in restitution, and still faces up to 28 years in prison. Sentencing is Aug. 17.

Northeast Philadelphia Airport will get $1 million in federal stimulus funds. The airport is one of four in the state to receive a portion of the $10.5 funding that will be used mostly for runway improvements. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will also get $1 million, Lancaster Airport will get $3.5 million and Philadelphia Airport will receive $5 million.

The Northeast has its own international soccer team. KS Cracovia is a friendly team of soccer players from 10 countries – one of 36 teams sponsored by Casa Soccer, a nonprofit organization. The team practices Saturdays on the Crispin Gardens and Penn Academy fields in Holme Circle.

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