• Heart of the home

    Syrianna, 9 months, has an ocular tumor. Her family received a home makeover to help lessen the financial strain of the diagnosis.

  • Residents concerned about Mayfair ‘speakeasy’

    When the flappers and wise guys of the Roaring ’20s used the term “speakeasy” to refer to an unlicensed, underground drinking establishment, they did it for a reason.

  • Providing hope

    NESTco consists of about 30 groups that join forces to help the needy.

  • Soaring to excellence

    Mayor Jim Kenney visited Swenson Arts and Technology School in recognition of February being Career and Technical Education Month.

  • Panther pride

    Lamont Brown loves to play.

  • Making a difference

    Franklin Okpala always looks to make a difference.

  • At your service

    NORC expands its services to seniors in need throughout the Northeast. 

Latest additions

Local civic group approves plans for NE marijuana facility

Hearing a powerful testimonial about Flyers founder and chairman Ed Snider’s use of medical marijuana, members of the Parkwood Civic Association unanimously endorsed a plan by two of his children and his grandchild to build a 125,000-square-foot medical marijuana growing and processing plant in the Far Northeast.




Organizers revise St. Patrick’s Day parade route

The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association is hosting a public fundraiser on Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Police hall featuring live Irish music and dance groups. 


Taylor to host Narcan meeting

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will hold a community meeting to show families dealing with opioid addictions how to administer the drug Narcan to rescue people suffering an overdose.


Pets of the Week: Feb. 15, 2017

Navy needs a new home


Bristol in running for $500,000 grant to boost tourism

The deadline is Thursday, Feb. 16, to vote for Bristol Borough in a contest for $500,000 in revitalization grants. The contest is sponsored by the Small Business Revolution. Bristol is one of five towns in the running.


Tomlinson announces he’s running for city controller

The former CPA wrote on Facebook that the city over-taxes people and has too much waste, fraud and corruption.


Letters to the Editor: Feb. 15, 2017

We must buy American


New playground equipment will be installed at Burholme Park

The upgrades include climbing structures and rope nets, sliding boards and swings, and wheelchair-accessible picnic tables. 


Lead role in ‘John’ proves to be a challenge

In her 25-plus years as an actress, Nancy Boykin of Elkins Park has had her share of challenges in the varied roles she’s taken. But her leading role in the Arden Theatre Company’s current production of John has some new ones.

Breaking News

Reward offered for stolen barbecue smoker

A Northeast Philadelphia barbecue restaurant is offering a cash reward and a year’s worth of ribs to anyone who can find a two-ton smoker that thieves stole from behind the business last Friday morning.


GWHS worker allegedly sold pot to students

A cafeteria worker at George Washington High School is facing drug trafficking charges after police saw him allegedly selling marijuana to students inside the Somerton school.


NE man sent to jail for raping foster children

A Northeast Philadelphia man was sentenced on Monday to spend the next 30 to 60 years behind bars for raping three of his family’s foster children repeatedly over an 11-year period.


Photos released after Mayfair bank heist

An unidentified man used a demand note to rob a Mayfair bank last Thursday, but he left surveillance photos behind.

From the Northeast Times

Local civic group approves plans for NE marijuana facility

Hearing a powerful testimonial about Flyers founder and chairman Ed Snider’s use of medical marijuana, members of the Parkwood Civic Association unanimously endorsed a plan by two of his children and his grandchild to build a 125,000-square-foot medical marijuana growing and processing plant in the Far Northeast.

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.