Northeast Times
  • Fair and balanced?

    So who ya gonna believe?

  • Meet Mr. Z

    Mark Zataveski is a fairly new figure around the Father Judge community. For some, the name might ring a bell; for others, he is simply recognized as one of the biggest men they have ever seen teaching or coaching at the school. 

  • Washington’s Cohen amped for season No. 30

    Ron Cohen will turn 71 in September, right in the midst of his 30th season as George Washington High School’s head football coach. But ask the coaching legend about key milestones and whether self-reflection leads to thoughts about him calling it a career, and he’ll tell you that much like the statistics compiled for his Eagles, these are just numbers.

  • Art for a hero

    Chuck Cassidy may be best-known as a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty almost seven years ago, but there was a lot more to the man than his badge and gun. For example, Cassidy coached girls basketball and softball, along with soccer for both girls and boys with the Crispin Gardens Athletic Club in Holme Circle.

  • Once upon a Nation

    Matt Muto can tell you stories, but his tales aren’t personal reminiscences; they’re little slices of the city’s heritage.

  • Unlocking a mystery

    There’s a lot going on in The Angel of Losses, Somerton native Stephanie Feldman’s first novel. There are mysteries within mysteries, stories within stories, history, mythology and discovery.

  • Home is where the history is

    History is leaving its mark, well, marks, in Tacony.

Latest additions

Remembering state Sen. Hank Salvatore

Former state Sen. Frank A. “Hank” Salvatore is being remembered as a family man, a tireless fighter for his constituents and a powerful force as the only Philadelphian in the Republican caucus.



Letters to the Editor: July 23, 2014

Thank you, Local 401


Pets of the Week: July 23, 2014

Benni needs a new best friend


Garden State grub

There’s something about fresh-picked corn (and tomatoes and peaches) at roadside stands in New Jersey that makes my car immediately pull to the side of the road. Last weekend, on the ride home from the Shore, the signs reading “Fresh Corn - $2.99 a Dozen” forced me to make a bee-line to the roadside produce stand. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Jersey corn is coming into season, and ready for harvest.


‘Taxi’ actress headed to the Bucks County Playhouse

Her own life story could very well form the basis of a great theatrical piece.



PA unemployment rate lowest since ‘08

Gov. Tom Corbett is pleased with the latest jobs report for Pennsylvania.


Byberry Hall receives state historical marker

A state historical marker was unveiled on Saturday morning to honor Byberry Hall, situated on the grounds of Byberry Friends Meeting at Byberry and Thornton roads, which was built in 1846-1847 by noted abolitionist Robert Purvis and others to serve as a community meeting place and safe venue for anti-slavery activists to gather.


City begins to tear down Frankford home damaged in ‘13 fire

A city contractor on Monday began tearing down a Frankford home that was heavily damaged in a 2013 fire.


Around Town: July 23

Far Northeast Town Watches slate Night Out

Breaking News

Police recover body from Pennypack Creek

A Castor Gardens teenager who has been missing since July 14 may have been found dead in the Pennypack Creek.


Gunmen fire dozens of rounds on NE streets

Four people are lucky to be alive after a pair of apparently unrelated shootings in the Northeast late Monday and early Tuesday left them each hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.


Attempted robber leaves debit card behind

Detectives didn’t have to spend very long chewing over the evidence in a July 14 knifepoint robbery of a Franklin Mills gas station. Marc J. Beaver basically did the investigating for them, police claim.


Police dispatcher pleads guilty in bribery case

A Philadelphia police radio dispatcher is facing up to 35 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Monday to bribery, fraud and conspiracy for selling classified traffic accident information to a Frankford tow service.


Police seek Frankford bank robber

An unidentified man in a Chicago White Sox hat robbed a Frankford credit union branch on July 15, authorities say. The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to find the culprit who used a threatening demand note to obtain cash from a teller. The heist occurred at American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2185 Bridge St., at about 11:12 a.m. With cash in hand, the robber fled in an unknown direction.

From the Northeast Times

Unlocking a mystery

There’s a lot going on in The Angel of Losses, Somerton native Stephanie Feldman’s first novel. There are mysteries within mysteries, stories within stories, history, mythology and discovery.

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 Events

Trips: July 23, 2014

ST. JEROME LADIES GUILD July 23. Tomasello Winery. $49 includes transportation, lunch, $10 slot play at Resorts Casino and a show. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866.