Northeast Times
  • War of words

    On Oct. 10, 2002, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel made what he calls “the biggest mistake” of his political career.

  • From Prince to king

    If players from both Northeast and Father Judge compared notes before their football game Friday night at Charles Martin Stadium, the teams probably would have discovered they had a lot in common.

  • Lincoln’s McClam fully armed

    Hosea McClam always viewed himself as a running back. 

  • New-look Towne yields same results

    Brianna O’Donnell is not naive. As a high school sports coach for the better part of the last decade, she knew this part was coming.

  • A swinging success

    On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.

  • A celebration of suds

    There is this persistent rumor that’s been going around for years that people like to drink beer. Those intrigued by this notion might like to make it over to the Danube Swabian Association, 1277 Southampton Road, on Saturday, Sept. 13, to sample some imported and local suds.

  • Crab Cakes with Lyme

    Whenever I eat a hardshell crab, I think of Jimmy’s. Jimmy’s Apartments were, for many years, my family’s gathering spot and summer home-away-from-home at the Jersey shore.

Latest additions

Lieutenant governor discusses race with the Times

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley believes it is still too early to pay close attention to polls, most of which show Gov. Tom Corbett losing big to Democrat Tom Wolf.



Boy fatally struck in Castor Gardens

A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike almost a mile from his home at 9:30 p.m. last Thursday when an SUV fatally struck him in a Castor Gardens intersection, police said.


Around town: September 10, 2014

Flea market and barbecue


New video of diner robbery released

Philadelphia police have released new surveillance video of the Aug. 22 armed robbery of Mayfair’s Red Robin Diner in hope of identifying the gunmen. The video has been posted to the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com.


Letters to the Editor: September 10, 2014

Thanks for celebration


Head of the class

School days are here: Mayor Michael Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. visited Swenson Arts and Technology High School on Monday. PHOTOS BY BILL ACHUFF AND MICHELLE ALTON


Expanding health

Ribbon cutting: Holmesburg residents celebrated the grand opening of a new, comprehensive medical campus on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and health fair at The Center for Medical Excellence on the 8000 block of Frankford Ave. The former Holmesburg Family Practice, led by Dr. Joseph Pongonis, has expanded into a full-service medical center with EPIC Physicians primary and urgent care, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Multispecialty Suite, Progress Physical Therapy, Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Patelka Dental and Holmesburg Pharmacy. Doctors and staff treated visitors to breakfast, refreshments, prize giveaways, child face painting and other entertainment, in addition to medical information. 


Crime log: September 10, 2014

Aug. 11 through 24


Calendar of Events: September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 11


Pets of the Week: September 10, 2014

Rocko and Kane need homes!

Breaking News

Police wound two during violent car stop

Police shot a motorist and one of his passengers after he allegedly tried to run over officers during a car stop in Wissinoming on Sunday night.


‘Pigeon drop scam’ tricks senior out of $14K

A senior man from the Northeast is out $14,000 after a group of scam artists tricked him into withdrawing the cash from his credit card account, suburban police say.


Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Two masked gunmen robbed a 7-Eleven in Castor Gardens on Aug. 14.


Two slain in Crescentville home

Police have released little information about a double-murder that occurred last Thursday inside a Crescentville home in which a hammer reportedly was one of the weapons used.


Teen robbed, shot at Torresdale Playground

Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.

From the Northeast Times

WWII vets to star in one-act play

A one-act play chronicling a day in the lives of two aging World War II veterans will be presented at the Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge.

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

A tribute to the one and only Joan Rivers

There she was, resplendent in a black jumpsuit and a gold lame trapeze-style coat with lavish ruffles, no less.

Latest Events

Trips: September 10, 2014

BRISTOL CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Sept. 14 to 18, 2014. Cape Cod. Prices from $635 include visit to Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard. 215-788-9408.