Northeast Times
  • The future of Philly

    The mayoral candidates are criss-crossing the city to meet voters at community forums, and the caravan stopped last Friday night at Fox Chase Elementary School.

  • Hometown hero

    St. Matthew and North Catholic graduate John McCarthy got his first career MLS start in goal for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, delivering a 2-1 win — the team's first of the season.

  • Chasing the NFL dream

    Former George Washington quarterback Aaron Wilmer worked out for the Eagles this week as he continues his journey to try to make it on to an NFL roster.

  • As baseball season intensifies, so does Public League Division A

    Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):

  • Bambies ready for a return to championship form

    After missing out on playing in the Catholic League softball title game for the first time in seven years, St. Hubert is hoping for a return to championship form.   

  • White sworn in to House

    Republican Martina White was sworn in on Monday afternoon to serve the people of the 170th Legislative District.

  • Shaping the 6th District

    Councilman Bobby Henon seeks community input to create agenda with Northeast 2020 initiative.  

Latest additions

Candidates strive for a user-friendly government

Mayoral candidates Anthony Williams and Doug Oliver spoke last Friday as part of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Breakfast Series.  



Prison for three who beat, inked NE man

What started out as a flophouse turned into a tattoo dungeon for a troubled 53-year-old Northeast man, who finally got to see the tables turned on three of his former captors on April 9, as a judge sent them all to prison.


Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2015

Council candidate withdraws


Upcoming heavyweight bout will feature Tacony native

Tacony native Joey “The Tank” Dawejko will fight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match on Friday, May 8, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.


Pets of the Week: April 15, 2015

Desel needs a playmate


A savory success

Health and happiness: Aria Health-Torresdale Campus held a health workshop for kids on March 23, where they played Bingo with nutritional facts and made pita pizza with spinach.


The Leading Lady

Lauren Rooney is empowering the stage. The Somerton native is currently starring in ‘Respect: A Musical Celebration of Women.’   


Cracker Jack and baseball

The Phillies home opener this year, played on April 6, spoke for itself. The nicest thing about opening day was the great weather.


Around town: April 15, 2015

Juniors invited to college event


Breaking News

Guilty plea in murder, dismemberment case

Keith Tolbert has a bad habit of prolonging things. As a result, he’s expected to get 22 to 44 years in state prison to resolve his lingering personal issues.


Man arrested, charged with three robberies

Apparently, there aren’t enough Metro PCS stores in West Oak Lane, because Edwin Jimerson ended up traveling to the Northeast and South Philly to rob several of the mobile phone shops at gunpoint earlier this month, police say.


Castor Gardens man charged in triple murder

A Castor Gardens man with a history of armed robbery arrests has been ordered to stand trial for the executions of three other men inside a Lawncrest home in what authorities have described as drug-related slayings.


Suspect sought in Mayfair bank robbery

A video surveillance at a Mayfair bank captured detailed images of an un-masked man who committed a brazen robbery there on Monday.


Police seek help finding Frankford man

A mentally disabled and potentially unstable man has been reported missing from his home in Frankford. Police hope the public will help in finding him.

From the Northeast Times

White sworn in to House

Republican Martina White was sworn in on Monday afternoon to serve the people of the 170th Legislative District.

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

The tradition of spring cleaning can be a challenge

We recently had coffee and dessert at the home of friends. Along with enjoying a homemade warm apple pie in a gracious atmosphere, I couldn’t help noticing, as I helped clear some of the dishes, that the kitchen was superbly organized.

Latest Events

Trips: April 15, 2015

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