Northeast Times
  • White’s night

    Republican Martina White defeats Democrat Sarah DelRicci to capture the 170th Legislative District seat. 

  • Mayoral candidates talk education, wage tax

    Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham last Friday morning addressed members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce during a breakfast meeting at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park.

  • Back on top

    After seven years full of close calls, Northeast native Chris McNesby led Roman basketball to league and state championships.  

  • Sister act

    Sisters Ally and Kelley McHugh are bringing serious recognition to the Little Flower swim program.

  • Nazareth Academy donates money to CHOP

    Nazareth Academy High School on Monday morning donated $20,620.27 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

  • The lighter side of lemon

    It’s finally spring! The flowers aren’t quite blooming yet, but the snow is over (I hope). As the residue of winter storms have now been turned into water, much of the Northeast has become saturated with sogginess. How much ice and snow is too much? Where will all this water go?

  • Timeless Tunes

    Liberace died in 1987, but a new generation is getting to know the famed pianist.

Latest additions

Pets of the Week: March 25, 2015

Athena is a dream come true



Holmesburg man acquitted of murder charges

St. Patrick’s Day proved lucky for a Holmesburg man who was accused of first-degree murder in connection with a February 2014 fatal shooting on a notorious block in his neighborhood.


Letters to the Editor: March 25, 2015

Congrats to local librarian


Mayfair Civic members hear from mayoral candidates

Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.


Civic group approves plans for facade signs on Smylie Times building

A Northeast Philadelphia landmark is about to get a facelift, providing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agrees with members of the Mayfair Civic Association.


Liddonfield project to start bidding process again

Groundhog Day arrived a bit late for members of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.


Greetings from Austin Meehan School

Students from Austin Meehan Middle School’s Student Council recently delivered homemade greeting cards to local residents throughout Mayfair, thanking them for supporting the school. 


Local students raise ‘Dimes for Desks’

Students from the kindergarten through eighth grade classes of St. Jerome’s School in Holme Circle collected thousands of dimes in February and March as part of the “Dime Wars — Dimes for Desks Project,” which supports the purchase of desks for students of Namunda Primary School in Malawi, Africa, a school built by the generous funding of the Hamels Foundation.


Around town: March 25, 2015

Scholarships available for Tacony residents


Breaking News

Police officers cleared in Tate-Brown shooting

Mixed emotions flooded Mayfair streets and a neighborhood meeting after the District Attorney’s announcement that two officers would not be charged in last December’s fatal shooting.   


Firefighters still investigating four-alarm blaze

At least three people were hospitalized, 56 evacuated and about 100 displaced as a result of a four-alarm apartment building fire in the Northeast’s Academy Gardens section on St. Patrick’s Day.


Five more airbags stolen in Rhawnhurst

The Honda airbag thieves are at it again in Rhawnhurst. Police found the windows smashed on five automobiles in the area of 1800 Hartel Ave. early Monday. All five cars were Hondas. In three of the cases, the driver-side airbags had been removed from the steering column. The initial police radio call was broadcast as a “theft in progress” at 1:15 a.m., but the thieves fled before patrol cops arrived.


Wissinoming boy shoots 11-year-old sister

A Wissinoming boy shot his 11-year-old sister in the head when he took his father’s handgun from a bedroom drawer and accidentally fired it on Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia police say.


Elderly couple attacked in home invasion

Two masked men invaded an elderly couple’s Bustleton home early Friday morning, assaulting the bedridden man and attacking his wife with pepper spray and a knife, Philadelphia police say.

From the Northeast Times

White’s night

Republican Martina White defeats Democrat Sarah DelRicci to capture the 170th Legislative District seat. 

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.

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Trips: March 25, 2015

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