Northeast Times
  • A community cornerstone

    Tasty traditions: Santa waves to the massive crowds gathered at the Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on Sunday, Nov. 22. (Far left, counter-clockwise) Romeo Delight, the Samuel Fels High School dance team and Mummers perform during the parade, which marched down Frankford Avenue. (From left) Gregory Grabowski, 3, Adrianna Carpenter, 2, and Serenity Rola, 5 months, enjoy the festivities. MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTOS

  • Letters to the Editor: November 25, 2015

    We need new political party

  • MaST recognized as top charter in the state

    MaST Community Charter School was recognized in City Council with a proclamation for its recognition as the top charter school in Pennsylvania, according to

  • Better than advertised

    The season could have gone a lot differently.

  • Among the elite

    Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame welcomes 15 inductees. 

  • Plaque memorializes fallen woman firefighter

    Mayor Michael Nutter, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and leaders of the city’s firefighters union unveiled a new memorial plaque paying tribute to fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig on Friday at the Lawncrest station where she primarily served.

  • A special salute

    The Arbours at Eagle Pointe was envisioned as an “older adults” community from the first day its developers pitched their plans to the Somerton Civic Association about a decade ago. But 55 and older folks aren’t the only dominant demographic among the hundreds of inhabitants.

Latest additions

Kenney’s views on refugees under fire

Joe DeFelice, executive director of the Philadelphia Republican Party, is questioning Mayor-elect Jim Kenney’s views on Syrian refugees and illegal immigrants.

Foundation donates winter coats to YMCA

The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation recently delivered more than 1,600 new winter coats to the Northeast YMCA as part of its 2015 Driving Away the Cold program.

More police presence not likely in Far Northeast

“We’re about two hundred (cops) short city-wide. Every district is short.” — Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey 

Pets of the Week: November 25, 2015

Tangy loves playing with children

Gridiron Guide: Northeast vs. Central

Darius Harris spends a lot of time on body work.

Gridiron Guide: Frankford vs. Prep Charter

The way Haneef Lewis sees it, it wasn’t just hard work.

Gridiron Guide: Father Judge vs. Abraham Lincoln

It almost didn’t happen.

Gridiron Guide: Archbishop Ryan vs. George Washington

Sean Devine isn’t just playing football for himself.

Boyle to face Sabatina in primary

State Rep. Kevin Boyle officially announced on Monday that he is challenging state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. in the 5th Senatorial District Democratic primary on April 26, 2016.

Mayfair man shoots girlfriend, kills self at home

Police believe suspicions of infidelity drove a man to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then himself. 

Breaking News

Man sentenced for stabbing woman 40 times

A Frankford man admitted last week that he stabbed a woman to death in March and buried her body in a shallow grave in the backyard of his apartment building, only for a building manager to tip off police days after the fact.

Suspect sought in two jewelry store heists 

A single thief swiped engagement rings from two jewelry stores on both sides of the Delaware River within about one hour earlier this month. Last week, Philadelphia police released surveillance images of the alleged perpetrator.

Man steals car, drags cop in escape attempt

Ever wonder how to rack up 19 prior arrests and two active arrest warrants? Do stuff like Anthony Brown allegedly did last Thursday night in Frankford.

Gun scare causes lockdown at Ryan HS

A gun scare prompted a two-hour lockdown at Archbishop Ryan High School on Tuesday morning in an incident that was apparently fueled by a wayward SEPTA charter bus.

Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.

From the Northeast Times

When losing is winning

Police Inspector David Jardine, a Northeast resident, received a Keurig coffee maker for his field operations unit for being the top individual “loser” in the 29th Weight Watchers Battle of the Badges weight-loss competition.

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

Thanksgiving veggies with balsamic vinegar

A few years ago, my friend was in Rome, Italy, to visit her daughters who were Temple University students, studying abroad for a semester. When my friend returned home, she brought back a bottle of the most exquisite-tasting balsamic vinegar for me. It was a heavenly, velvety syrup with a slight mellow tartness. Not finding the brand sold locally here, I checked the Internet to see where it was available. Unfortunately, I would have had to mortgage my first-born to make the purchase.