Northeast Times
  • ‘Crime has no borders’

    Capt. Thomas McLean and Capt. Michael Gormley — newly appointed to the 2nd and 7th police districts — discuss the NE’s problems and potential.   

  • A breath of fresh air

    Led by freshman phenom Kaelyn Dougherty, the St. Hubert swim program continues to prove that it is on the upswing.  

  • Ward leaders back Morales over Sanchez

    Democratic ward leaders in the 7th Councilmanic District last week endorsed challenger Manny Morales over Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez.

  • VFW awards student essayists

    Timothy Walton appreciates America’s veterans because they risked their lives to protect the nation’s freedom. Michael Carroll admires veterans because they fight for what they believe. Farah Nasher looks to veterans as inspirational role models.

  • Searching for acceptance

    As a theater director, Northeast Philly native Matt Pfeiffer has often found unusual ways to prepare for a play.

  • A kinder way to fundraise

    A partnership between Kiva Zip and the City of Philadelphia offers a unique form of fundraising to local businesses.  

  • School Reform Commission approves new MaST school

    John F. Swoyer III received some good news from the School Reform Commission last week, but it came with a little uncertainty.

Latest additions

Flasher reported near Northeast school

A heavy guy in a blue Toyota picked the wrong time and place to let his pants down, Philadelphia police say.



Letters to the Editor: February 25, 2015

Flying a tattered flag


Pending zoning issues topic of Upper Holmesburg meeting

Neighbors received no new information regarding a proposal to build a new credit union office or the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes housing project.   


Some water mains to be replaced in Northwood and Frankford

Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio last week told residents that some water mains will soon be replaced in Northwood and Frankford.


Philadephia pepper pot soup

Did Pepper Pot Soup play a role in winning the American Revolution? Is it  “the soup that won the war,” or is that just a lot of tripe?


Crime log: February 25, 2015

Jan. 26 through Feb. 8


Nazareth Academy hoops falls in district quarterfinals

John Turner knew it would take the world to beat Gwynedd Mercy and have his Nazareth Academy basketball team advance. And although it didn’t come close to happening, this particular Pandas squad still means the world to their coach.


Washington prepares for upcoming shot at states

George Washington basketball came up short in the program’s quest for its first-ever Public League title. 


Calendar of Events: February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 26


Pets of the Week: February 25, 2015

Jeb will jump for joy with you

Breaking News

Woman arrested for fatal DUI crash in 2013

A South Philadelphia woman who allegedly caused a fatal head-on collision on Roosevelt Boulevard after a night of drinking in 2013 was arrested last week on felony charges.


NE man charged with murder of social worker

A Philadelphia judge has ordered a Northeast man to stand trial for the premeditated slaying of a social worker to cover up his alleged theft of $40,000 from a human services agency that employed them both.


Suspect sought in 7-Eleven robbery

An unidentified man went to a Frankford convenience store on Jan. 28 to make a cash withdrawal, but he didn’t use the ATM. Instead, he took money from the cash register.


Sunoco station robbed twice in same week

A lone masked man robbed the same Somerton minimarket twice within a week, according to Philadelphia police, who are trying to identify and find the culprit.


Police seek help in locating missing teen

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old girl who went missing from her former home in Wissinoming last weekend.

From the Northeast Times

Ward leaders back Morales over Sanchez

Democratic ward leaders in the 7th Councilmanic District last week endorsed challenger Manny Morales over Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez.

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 Opinion

Philadephia pepper pot soup

Did Pepper Pot Soup play a role in winning the American Revolution? Is it  “the soup that won the war,” or is that just a lot of tripe?

Latest Events

Trips: February 25, 2015

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