• Hilladelphia

    After Donald Trump received a bounce in the polls following last week’s Republican National Convention, the Democrats arrived in Philadelphia this week to extol the virtues of Hillary Clinton.

  • Paul’s Run goes green

    The Phillie Phanatic made a stop at Paul’s Run senior living center for a visit with residents and staff. The lovable Phillies mascot brought games and goodie bags for residents, and also brought Rita’s Water Ice with him. The Phanatic’s antics drew smiles from the residents of the facility, 9896 Bustleton Ave.

  • Tradition continues

    Eddie Alvarez was days after winning the UFC lightweight championship of the world, and he was talking about what got him there.

  • Conventional wisdom

    Steve Scully, C-SPAN senior executive producer and political editor, is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, leading what he calls his network’s “raw, unedited, commercial-free” coverage.

  • Going down in history

    The Philadelphia Historical Commission earlier this month named two Northeast properties to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, preventing future demolition. Those properties are located at 4704 Leiper St. in Frankford and 6901 Castor Ave. in Castor Gardens.

  • Israel Scouts to hold Bustleton performance

    People of all ages are invited for a performance by the Israel Scouts-Tzofim Friendship Caravan on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton.

  • The thin blue line

    Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.

Latest additions

Community, officers to celebrate night out

Community leaders in the Northeast will hold a march and four large public gatherings in conjunction with the annual National Night Out for Town Watch groups next Monday and Tuesday. Organizers also encourage residents to gather informally in smaller, more localized settings to show their advocacy for public safety and solidarity with police.



Republican National Convention had a Northeast Philly flavor

Some Northeast folks were in Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention.


Letters to the Editor: July 27, 2016

Bottom line: guns protect us


Tournament promotes non-violence

The Block Gives Back will host its first Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 30, at Mullin Playground, 4301 Princeton Ave. in Tacony.


Officer a true PAL

Not many people can say that they have impacted the lives of thousands of people.


Heatline can help those in danger from excessive heat

When the National Weather Service declares an Excessive Heat Warning, thePhiladelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline – 215-765-9040 dash; is up and running, fielding calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat  blasting the region. In the latest activation, the Heatline will operate Sat., July 23, from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sun., July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; and Mon., July, 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heat index values for Saturday are expected to be 100 and 105 on Monday.


Mayor: DNC is an exciting time for City of Philadelphia

Next week, the most exciting and historic event in our country’s recent memory will happen in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention.


DNC Preview: Reactions mixed to Trump’s choice of Pence

Republicans are applauding the selection of Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, while Democrats are knocking the Indiana governor.


Fighting, beating cancer

For more than three years, Melissa Kartasevich has been in a fight for her life against the nation’s second-leading killer, but cancer isn’t the only challenge facing the Fox Chase native and patients like her.


Zoning discussed at Somerton Civic special meeting

An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.

Breaking News

Prison guard guilty of sneaking drugs into jail

A former Philadelphia prison guard was sentenced on July 21 to serve more than four years in federal prison for smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the Northeast for an inmate in 2013 and ’15.


FBI wants help finding bank robber

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI continue to seek the public’s assistance to identify and locate the man responsible for the robbery on July 18 of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Acme supermarket at 3200 Red Lion Road.


Police seek three men who stole jewelry

Three bandits made off with about $7,000 in gold chains from a jewelry counter inside a Philadelphia Mills department store on June 24, police say. Investigators hope that surveillance video will help them generate tips as to the identity of the thieves.


Police seek robber at Wissinoming store

Police are trying to identify an armed robber who used a stars and stripes bandana as a disguise when he held up a Wawa in Wissinoming on July 10.


Oxford Circle store robbed at gunpoint

It’s not clear whether an armed robber was aware of the surveillance camera at Abreu Mini Market, 948 Sanger St., in Oxford Circle. But the gunman posed for a near-perfect close-up nonetheless.

From the Northeast Times

Tournament promotes non-violence

The Block Gives Back will host its first Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 30, at Mullin Playground, 4301 Princeton Ave. in Tacony.

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.