Northeast Times
  • The season of spending

    This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend more on gifts, entertaining and socializing.   

  • Second helpings

    Led by a head coach and two players with Northeast ties, Holy Ghost Prep recently won its second straight PIAA Class AA state soccer championship.

  • Penn Charter uses local ties to score in girls soccer

    Darci Borski knows what it’s like to rack up accolades and championships as a high school soccer star. Now, thanks to the experience she gained and is now paying forward as a head coach, so too do a new generation of student-athletes at Penn Charter. 

  • Abraham, Williams announce candidacies

    Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.

  • Eleventh class inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

    Sixteen individuals, one team and one venue on Nov. 13 were inducted into the 11th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.

  • A new leaf

    Lifelong friends and Father Judge graduates Dan Brightcliffe and Pat Durison have opened a vegan restaurant in Jenkintown.   

  • Livengrin continues to help struggling addicts in 48th year

    Kelly O’Brien used to describe herself as a Garbage Pail Kid: “Anything you had, I’d take it.”

Latest additions

Letters to the Editor: November 26, 2014

Sophomores from Philadelphia Academy write to the Times to express their concerns with Roosevelt Boulevard and remedies to make the roadway safer.   




A hometown favorite

The 38th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade was held Sunday. Local bands, schools, businesses, dance groups, musicians and Mummers participated in the parade, which traveled south on Frankford Avenue. 


Around town: November 26, 2014

They’re off at St. Anselm’s


A dream come true

Mayfair native Sean Thompson has been performing as long as he can remember. Now, he’s landed a starring role in Les Misérables.   


Making leftovers into meals

Will he overstay his welcome at your house this year? Will you be ready to throw him out soon? Tomorrow, he’ll be the center of attention at your holiday table, dressed and basted to perfection. But in just a few days, Tom could be taking up valuable space on your refrigerator shelf.


A smashing success

Dunphy Ford, 7700 Frankford Ave., held its second annual Sledge Hammer Bash on Saturday. People used a sledgehammer to smash a used car painted with Dallas Cowboys colors.


Calendar of Events: November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 27


Pets of the Week: November 26, 2014

Come hang with Cody!


Donations needed for community fund

Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet, but the Northeast Times has already heard from residents requesting help this holiday season. The 66th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund has helped thousands of families during the Christmas season.

Breaking News

NE man to stand trial for strangling wife

An outburst of domestic violence claimed the life of Holme Circle resident Constance “Connie” Murray last August, but anxiety had been festering for months between the victim and her husband, Christopher Murray, according to testimony at his Nov. 18 murder hearing in Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.


Accused teacher waives preliminary hearing

A former schoolteacher from the Northeast who is accused of molesting a boy in a Bucks County middle school waived her preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges last week.


New charges against tire slasher

The Mayfair tire slasher was screwing around with some parked cars in his new neighborhood, so authorities nailed him with more criminal charges, according to Philadelphia police.


Tacony pimp ordered to prison

It doesn’t take a super computer to figure out when the former Tacony-based child prostitution tycoon Enoch Smith will become a free man once again. It won’t be for a very long time, if ever.


Former Northeast Community Center for sale again

The saga of the former Northeast Community Center took another twist recently when a for sale sign appeared in front of the 3/4-acre property at 2840 Holme Ave.

From the Northeast Times

Wissinoming Civic discusses holiday plans at meeting

The new Wissinoming Civic Association had a lot of planning to do during its monthly meeting on Nov. 18.

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: November 26, 2014

NORTHEAST OLDER ADULT CENTER Dec. 4. New York City. Radio City Music Hall. $125 includes transportation, ticket to the show and lunch at Olive Garden. 215-685-0576.