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Sabatina Jr. announces 13 union endorsements

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. last week announced endorsements from 13 unions, though challenger Kevin Boyle questioned the validity of a few of them.



New bakery celebrates grand opening

When Puddin’s Cake Corner opened on Saturday morning, longtime residents said it was the first new bakery in Tacony in about 40 years.


15th district officers recognized

Usually police officers win Officer of the Month awards for stopping crime. But Officers Melissa Rivera and Rachael Mahoney of the 15th district were recently recognized for bringing joy to the community.


IRS: Beware of telephone scam around tax time

Tax-filing season can be a time of confusion and frustration to working people and retirees who hope to maximize their refunds without breaking the bank in accountants’ fees.


The power of prayer

A lesson of love: Saint Matthew School held a prayer service in conclusion of Catholic Schools Week on Friday. 


Program allows safe and anonymous disposal of prescription drugs

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams launched a pilot program on Jan. 20 in six city police districts so that anyone can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted or out-of-date prescription drugs, which pose a public health risk due to their often addictive nature and potential for abuse.


Crime Log: February 10, 2016

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. 


Savoring Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day both give us reasons to celebrate this month with delicious and heartwarming foods. So, without monkeying around (this being the Year of the Monkey), here are two recipes to celebrate these holidays.


‘Cold Mountain’ hits the stage this weekend

Opera Philadelphia’s current production, Cold Mountain, is a  highly anticipated event — and for good reason.


Mayor Kenney to answer readers’ questions

As part of an ongoing effort to increase government accessibility, Mayor Jim Kenney will expand the #AskKenney Twitter chats across several different mediums, answering Philadelphians’ questions on television, radio and in neighborhood newspapers every month.

Breaking News

Man wounded outside grocery store

Philadelphia police released alarming video last Thursday of a brazen shooting in front of a grocery store on busy Frankford Avenue. Investigators hope that the graphic images will help them identify the gunman.


Gunman dressed in Muslim garb robs Rite Aid

Yet another crook employed what authorities described as “Muslim garb” as a cover in the commission of a violent crime on Dec. 31. Last week, police released surveillance video of the armed robbery of a Mayfair pharmacy in hope of identifying the gunman.


Suspect sought for stealing $1,700 from NE church

Just days before the start of the holiest season in the Christian calendar, someone stole about $1,700 that a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic school had raised through its book fair, according to police.


Man charged in stabbing on SEPTA bus

Life would have been easier all-around had William Smalls brought a token onto SEPTA’s Route 56 bus last Friday afternoon rather than a blade.


Man in underwear struck, killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

There are multiple levels of erratic behavior. First, there’s the basic kind, and then there’s the kind of weirdness that cost an unidentified man his life on Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday night.

From the Northeast Times

Tacony-Disston designated as a National Historic District

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Historic Preservation Board last week unanimously approved the nomination of the Tacony-Disston Community Development District as a National Historic District. The next step is approval by the National Park Service, expected in the spring.

From the Star

Setting the record straight on the Aramingo Diner

Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.

Latest Opinion

Valentine’s Day is for love, but so is every other day of the year

It’s well after midnight, and I’m in the kitchen enjoying a private binge of frozen cake straight from the package.