Northeast Times
  • A tragic farewell

    The Philadelphia Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 22 have promised to always be there for the family of Joyce Craig.

  • Holiday happenings

    There are plenty of local events to spread the holiday cheer this season. 

  • Let’s play ball!

    Score an inside look at your favorite squads in the Northeast Times’ boys basketball preview. 

  • To the moon

    A piece of chocolate donut created a medical emergency in space last Friday.

  • Somerton scores a historical win

    The Somerton Spartans football team recently won the Mighty Mites Division (9 and under) championship in the Northeast Suburban Athletic Conference (NESAC) with a 30-0 victory over Calvary A.A. It was Somerton’s first football championship in any division in about 30 years, according to team officials.

  • Lawncrest firefighter dies battling blaze

    A veteran firefighter from Lawncrest’s Engine 64 perished early Tuesday while battling a West Oak Lane basement fire. Joyce Craig-Lewis, 36, is the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

  • ‘They gave us our freedom’

    It was Dec. 18, 1944, and the members of Stanley Wojtusik’s U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division found themselves surrounded by Nazis. Two days earlier, the Germans had launched what would be their last major offensive of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge.

Latest additions

Smylie Community Fund puts hope in the holidays

Hanukkah started Tuesday night, and Santa Claus will be visiting Northeast homes in a week. Besides exchanging gifts, local folks are looking forward to sharing meals with loved ones.



Scam artist arrested in Rhawnhurst

Police, U.S. marshals and Secret Service agents went to a Rhawnhurst apartment building on Dec. 5 seeking to arrest a man for passing tens of thousands of dollars in bad checks. When they got there, the officers found their fugitive, who was allegedly sitting on a loaded gun and illegal drugs.


Crime log: December 17, 2014

Nov. 17 through 30


Letters to the Editor: December 17, 2014

Problems with Roosevelt Boulevard


St. Chris student wins scholarship

Emma Licsauer, an eighth-grade student at St. Christopher School in Somerton, has been named one of 35 Neumann Scholars in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 123 elementary schools and will receive free tuition to the Archdiocesan high school of her choice. Anne Hileman, senior program officer and scholarship programs coordinator at the Connelly Foundation, visited St. Christopher School on Dec. 8 to announce the award.


Judge student to stand trial for murder

A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.


Longtime Times’ printer dies at 69

Bob Nines, who spent many years working as a printer for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Northeast Times, died last week. He was 69.


Letters to the Editor: December 10, 2014

A change is needed


Bridge Educational Foundation distributes scholarship money

During this season of giving, the Bridge Educational Foundation last week donated more than $118,000 in scholarship money to a bunch of local private schools during a breakfast ceremony at Father Judge High School.


Neighbors gather for Mayfair Christmas Village

More than 1,000 people attended Sunday afternoon’s Mayfair Christmas Village and Tree Lighting at Frankford and Ryan avenues.

Breaking News

Revolver found inside Samuel Fels High School

An 18-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the school's lockdown was lifted. 


Police kill ex-con during violent car stop

Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.


Two attempts to lure children reported in the Northeast

Detectives from Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit are investigating two recent attempts to lure children in the Northeast, one involving a 17-year-old girl and the other an 8-year-old boy.


More Ironworkers plead guilty

Two more mem­bers of the North­east-based Iron­work­ers Loc­al 401 on Tuesday pleaded guilty to their roles in in­cid­ents that caused de­struc­tion at con­struc­tion sites.


Reward offered for lost dog

A reward is being offered for the return of Shelly, a dog who has been away from her family since Nov. 29.

From the Northeast Times

Two attempts to lure children reported in the Northeast

Detectives from Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit are investigating two recent attempts to lure children in the Northeast, one involving a 17-year-old girl and the other an 8-year-old boy.

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 vegetable mosaic for the holidays

For every season, there is a reason — and a time to cook. And since ‘Tis The Season to share good food with family and friends, Christmas may be the time to make a spectacular vegetable side. Whether you’re bringing a dish to your mom’s, to your sister’s, to Aunt Mabel’s, or to your hipster friend’s house in Fishtown, or just cooking at home, everyone will be more than happy to pass the plate and enjoy this special vegetable medley.