Northeast Times
  • Tax talk

    The president of Philadelphia’s leading organization of real estate agents is fed up with the city’s inability or unwillingness to collect delinquent taxes and he’s looking for others who share his disgust. More specifically, he wants agents who work or live in the Northeast to hop on board.

  • Band of brothers

    When Ken Hoffman was asked what he’ll cherish most about his 16- to 18-year-old Liberty Bell Youth Organization baseball team when the season wraps up soon, his answer had nothing to do with wins and losses.

  • ‘Book of Mormon’ comes to Forrest Theatre

    Reviews for The Book of Mormon have been overwhelmingly positive, not surprising for a show that in 2011 won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

  • Snow in the summer

    As we flip the calendar and leave July, we leave behind National Ice Cream Month, which was first declared by President Reagan in 1984. August usually brings even hotter temperatures and higher humidity to Philly. What better way to beat the heat than to enjoy some icy indulgences? 

  • Calamari Sisters cook up musical show at Riverside

    Failed dishes and food fights are featured in this live ”broadcast” of a public access cable cooking show hosted by Delphine and Carmela Calamari.

  • Fair and balanced?

    So who ya gonna believe?

  • Meet Mr. Z

    Mark Zataveski is a fairly new figure around the Father Judge community. For some, the name might ring a bell; for others, he is simply recognized as one of the biggest men they have ever seen teaching or coaching at the school. 

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Before & after

Contractors’ employees this week are finishing the cleanup of a Frankford property they demolished last week. The house at 4712 Worth St. had been listed as “imminently dangerous” by the Department of Licenses and Inspections since after it was damaged in a fire in July 2013. Neighbors had complained the building should be torn down, and a city contractor began that work — by hand — on July 21. The property’s owner, a Florida man, will be billed $34,000. 



Former traffic judges cleared of most serious charges

A federal jury last week found four former Traffic Court judges guilty of lying, but acquitted them and three others of the more serious charges of conspiracy and wire and mail fraud.


Man attacks woman on Tacony street

A woman’s screams scared off a would-be rapist on a Tacony Street last Wednesday evening, according to Philadelphia police.


GPS in phones lead to thieves

Ain’t technology wonderful?


Man shot in Frankford

A man was shot in the face early Saturday morning in Frankford.


Around town: July 30, 2014

EPIC group to meet July 31


Letters to the Editor: July 30, 2014

Thanks, Streets Dept.


Crime log: July 30, 2014

June 30 through July 11



Breaking News

Brothers get up to 41 years for NE shooting

If you’re going to shoot a guy, don’t leave your phone anywhere near his body.


Armed man steals cigarettes from Wawa

An unknown gunman slipped into a Bustleton Wawa and quietly robbed the business last Wednesday afternoon, making off with two cartons of cigarettes, Philadelphia police say.


Teacher to stand trial for sex with student

A former teacher at a Mayfair public grade school has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly engaging her 14-year-old student in numerous sexual encounters last March and April.


Three pickpocket elderly woman

A band of pickpockets victimized a 76-year-old woman in a Northeast Burger King on June 20, Philadelphia police say.


Infant left in car at Franklin Mills Walmart

A 6-week-old boy was left alone inside a locked car in the parking lot of a Northeast Walmart on July 21, although authorities have not announced criminal charges against the infant’s mother.

From the Northeast Times

Zoning board prolongs Bustleton decision

After a long-delayed hearing on whether a Bustleton businessman may legally make dental retainers in a residentially zoned Haldeman Avenue property, members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided not to decide.

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

Snow in the summer

As we flip the calendar and leave July, we leave behind National Ice Cream Month, which was first declared by President Reagan in 1984. August usually brings even hotter temperatures and higher humidity to Philly. What better way to beat the heat than to enjoy some icy indulgences?