Northeast Times
  • Ragdolls dedicate season to fallen coach Hafele

    While nothing is a given in the Philadelphia Catholic League, this much is certain: the Archbishop Ryan softball team is playing this season with heavy hearts.

  • Trending upward

    John Larsen remembers the darker days, so forgive him for not allowing his sky to fall following two consecutive losses.

  • The local elite

    Hailed as the world’s greatest sporting event, the quadrennial World Cup of men’s soccer will be over by the time July 27 rolls along. But for a group of girls soccer players from the Northeast, the international adventure will be just starting.

  • Clinton headlines Margolies fundraiser

    Former President Bill Clinton last week headlined a fundraiser for 13th Congressional District candidate Marjorie Margolies, and he urged the crowd to send her back to Washington after a 20-year absence.

  • Sorrow, loss felt on anniversary of firefighters’ deaths

    There was only some silence in their sadness.

  • Cheesesteaks and controversy at InterAct Theatre

    Theater director and actor Matt Pfeiffer is a born-and-bred Philadelphian who grew up in the Northeast and now lives in South Philly.

  • Springtime holiday dishes

    Within the span of one month, our neighborhood got two new residents. My family moved in just weeks before my next-door neighbor, Jeannette, did. Besides being a nice neighbor, Jeannette is a wonderful artist who shares her talents with many of us each week at art class. She’s a patient teacher and a gracious lady. I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor, even if she were Mr. Rogers.

Latest additions

Local icon Trina Thomas Losinno loses cancer battle

On April 2, 2014, Northeast Philadelphia lost an icon. Trina Thomas Losinno fought a courageous battle with cancer. She fought with gentleness and strength, just as she fought for education and inclusion for children and adults with disabilities, in our community, for the past 44 years. 



Displaying history

Flyered up: The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame currently has a display marking the 40th anniversary of the Philadelphia Flyers’ first Stanley Cup championship victory. The display is also part of the 85th birthday of Spike’s Trophies, at 2701 Grant Ave. There is various memorabilia displayed in connection with the Flyers championship team, including signed champagne bottles, skates, kneepads and hockey sticks. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


Crime log: April 16, 2014

March 10 through 23


Letters to the Editor: April 16, 2014

Northeast needs Val Arkoosh


‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ on stage at Walnut Theater

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster is engaged to lovely Elaine Harper, but will she fit in with his “unusual” family?



Pets of the Week: April 16, 2014

Nutmeg needs a nice home


8th Police District receives new off-road motorcycle

The 8th Police District has a new weapon to combat summertime revelers in the area’s parks, schoolyards and cramped alleyways.


Morrell Park resident granted zoning permit

A Morrell Avenue resident who wants to operate a skin-care business in her home won’t be going before the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Enterprise Car makes a permanent home in Somerton

After about a dozen years as a temporary Somerton resident, Enterprise Car Sales will be making a permanent home in Somerton.

Breaking News

Cameras record gunfight in Rhawnhurst motel

Lead was flying through the hallways of a Rhawnhurst motel on March 31 as two men treated the business like their personal paintball arena, except the bullets were real.


Man tries to crack ATM, flees empty-handed

A burglar broke through a fence, a wall and a window, but he couldn’t crack open an ATM machine in the office of a Wissinoming auto repair shop on April 6, so he fled with nothing.


Ex-ambulance driver sent to jail for scam

A former ambulance driver was ordered on April 3 to serve two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars by transporting ineligible patients to medical facilities.


Suspect sought in robbery attempts

A bungling bandit went 0-for-2 in robbery attempts at a pair of Northeast businesses last week as store employees essentially told him to get lost. But the same man made off with a bag of cash from a third heist on Sunday.


Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 

From the Northeast Times

Springtime holiday dishes

Within the span of one month, our neighborhood got two new residents. My family moved in just weeks before my next-door neighbor, Jeannette, did. Besides being a nice neighbor, Jeannette is a wonderful artist who shares her talents with many of us each week at art class. She’s a patient teacher and a gracious lady. I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor, even if she were Mr. Rogers.

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

Local icon Trina Thomas Losinno loses cancer battle

On April 2, 2014, Northeast Philadelphia lost an icon. Trina Thomas Losinno fought a courageous battle with cancer. She fought with gentleness and strength, just as she fought for education and inclusion for children and adults with disabilities, in our community, for the past 44 years. 

Latest Events

Trips: April 16, 2014

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