Northeast Times
  • Closing time

    After 37 years, Oxford Child Care Center is being forced to close its doors. 

  • Strength in numbers

    Last season, the Father Judge High School soccer squad lost several players to injuries. Now, the Crusaders are back in full force and ready to score big. 

  • The art of history

    Philadelphia Museum of Art’s latest exhibition reunites key paintings from early impressionist exhibitions, some of which have never been seen in the U.S.

  • Local activist debuts Air Guitar Challenge to raise awareness

    Jennifer Pownall promised a new social media craze that would raise much-needed funding for patients with an often overlooked medical condition. On Aug. 24, she delivered when she debuted the Rock Out Brain Tumors Air Guitar Challenge during an appearance on Fox 29’s Good Day morning program.

  • Neilson sworn into office after winning special election

    While there are many important issues to tackle, ending the budget impasse is one of my top priorities. Too often, partisan ideals get in the way of workable policy, and it is my hope to change that.” — State Rep. Ed Neilson 

  • Prison inmates design handcrafted chair for Pope Francis

    Philadelphia Prison System staff and inmates have designed a handcrafted chair that will be presented as a gift to Pope Francis during his visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday, Sept. 27.

  • Trump wins straw poll at Republican clambake

    Donald Trump easily won a Republican presidential straw poll conducted by the Times at Sunday’s Philadelphia Republican City Committee clambake at Cannstatter’s.

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Letters to the Editor: September 2, 2015

Keep jobs in the U.S.

DUI suspected in crash that killed cop

An 18-year veteran police officer died in an off-duty motorcycle crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver in the Northeast on Sunday afternoon.

Respecting his roots

New Orleans Saints lineman Jahri Evans is entering his 10th season in the NFL, but the Frankford graduate still has strong ties to his hometown. 

Macaroni salads for Labor Day

Harry Potter’s professor, Severus Snape, conjured up complex concoctions using a full array of herbs. But you may not want to find these on your plate next to your peas. No need to take Potent Potions 101 at Hogwarts because it’s not magic to use herbs such as parsley, sage, rosemary, chives, basil and thyme to make delicious dishes in your kitchen. In summer, these fresh herbs can grow right in our gardens.

Pets of the Week: September 2, 2015

Mick wants to play outside

Holme Circle Civic discusses reckless driving at meeting

Local residents are growing more concerned with speeding cars along Holme Avenue. 

Somerton saloon to host Liberty Music Fest this weekend

The fourth annual Liberty Music Fest will feature 60 bands over four days this week at Bull Shooters Saloon, 14000 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton.

Gridiron Guide

Score an inside look at what to expect from your favorite hometown teams in the Northeast Times’ football preview.  

Pets of the Week: August 26, 2015

Nancy loves playtime

CTCA celebrates summer intern graduates

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Network WorkReady program, recently hosted a graduation celebration to honor 25 local students who completed their summer internship at the hospital, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave.

Breaking News

One dead, one injured in Woodhaven crash

A two-vehicle crash on Woodhaven Road early Sunday left one man dead, his woman passenger hospitalized and another motorist facing criminal charges, according to published reports.

Gun range shooter to prison, stolen pistols missing

Jeffrey Chandler was sentenced to state prison for the armed robbery of two seniors at NE gun range last year. 

Gunman sought in post office holdup

A man with a striped shirt held up a Northeast Philadelphia post office at gunpoint last Thursday. Now police are trying to put him into a different type of striped clothing, a prison jumpsuit.

Police search for clues in deadly shooting

A man was shot dead inside his car, while it was parked outside his Tacony home. At least 10 empty shell casings were found at the scene.

Arrest made for fatal stabbing in Mayfair

Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.

From the Northeast Times

Trump wins straw poll at Republican clambake

Donald Trump easily won a Republican presidential straw poll conducted by the Times at Sunday’s Philadelphia Republican City Committee clambake at Cannstatter’s.

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.