By Shannon McDonald
Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
A man has been arrested in connection with a case of aircraft interference at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.On Tuesday, the FBI arrested James Gautieri of Williamsport for attempting “to interfere with, the authorized operation of an aircraft with reckless disregard for the safety of human life [source],” a charge that stems from Gautieri’s pointing a laser light at a Philadelphia police helicopter in April 2008. Gautieri was arrested shortly after the incident, but now faces federal charges for the crime. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
Also near the airport, an entire community has been living without street signs. Residents of Pennswood (and their visitors) have been having a hard time navigating streets like Carey Road, Carey Place, Carey Terrace, Carey Plaza and similarly named roads, ever since the Streets Department replaced the streetlights – without putting up new street signs. Neighbors – many of whom are seniors – were worried that emergency response drivers won’t be able to find people in need. The city employees who replaced the streetlights are part of separate department from those who should replace the street signs. As of early this week, new signs were being put up.
Tony Danza might be Northeast High’s newest student – at least that’s the rumor going around. Danza is filming an A&E reality show, which will follow a high school English teacher and the school’s events. The city and school district have not confirmed the rumor, but word is Danza will being teaching class in the fall.
Our best-read story this week: Two pedestrians killed in separate accidents
Our most-commented story this week: A Woman’s View: ecological awareness
What was your favorite story of the week? What do you think about these other stories? What’s your opinion of Pennswood’s missing street signs? Is Northeast High a good place to film a reality show?
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