• First-year reflection

    Lt. Gov. Mike Stack discusses his inaugural year in office.

  • Judge celebrates its new Crusader

    Brian King has been president of Father Judge High School since Jan. 1, and the Judge community celebrated its new leader last week with a Mass that also celebrated the feast of St. Francis de Sales.

  • Community honors officer shot by ‘urban terrorist’

    Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett has become something of an American cult hero since surviving a Jan. 7 ambush on a West Philadelphia street corner by shrugging off three bullet wounds and prevailing over the so-called “urban terrorist.”

  • Former Nabisco bakery may be sold and demolished

    The former Nabisco bakery on Roosevelt Boulevard may soon be sold and largely demolished to make room for retail and industrial development, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Business Journal last Thursday.

  • Great depths

    As a seasoned actor, David Bardeen has dealt with many theatrical challenges — but none quite like the one in the Lantern Theater Company’s current production, Oscar Wilde: From the Depths.

  • His time to shine

    Elias Melendez missed the end of his freshman year and all of his sophomore campaign. Now he’s keeping the Vikings undefeated in Public League play.

  • A growing necessity

    Good things are right around the corner in Wissinoming, thanks to plans for a new shopping center. 

Latest additions

‘Cold Mountain’ hits the stage this weekend

Opera Philadelphia’s current production, Cold Mountain, is a  highly anticipated event — and for good reason.



Mayor Kenney to answer readers’ questions

As part of an ongoing effort to increase government accessibility, Mayor Jim Kenney will expand the #AskKenney Twitter chats across several different mediums, answering Philadelphians’ questions on television, radio and in neighborhood newspapers every month.


Immigration attorney seeks Democratic nomination

Northwood’s Joe Hohenstein last week announced he’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the 177th Legislative District.


Former rep of city’s Commerce Department dies at 74

Michael A. “Mike” Kowalski, a former representative of the city’s Commerce Department under two mayors and longtime Northeast Philadelphia resident, died on Jan. 22 following a lengthy illness. 


Letters to the Editor: February 3, 2016

Time to correct the record


Holy Family to host special screening of film depicting Catholicism in Philadelphia

Executive producer Sam Katz believes viewers will enjoy Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia, which will have a special screening next week at Holy Family University.


Major expansion possible at Immaculate Mary Home

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia had no problem finding potential buyers when in August 2013 it announced its intention to sell its seven nursing and assisted living homes, including the Immaculate Mary Home in Holme Circle. Some 30 companies reportedly placed initial bids on the properties, with Center Management Group of Flushing, New York, emerging as the successful bidder 19 months ago.


Student wins national contest with healthy lifestyle app

Our Lady of Calvary eighth-grader Ciara Dubeck isn’t merely a rocket scientist anymore. She’s now a software developer and entrepreneur who will attend her first Super Bowl this Sunday.


Pets of the Week: February 3, 2016

Need a date? Go Dutch


Sabatina running again, faces primary challenge

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. on Monday announced he’s running for a four-year term at Teamsters Local 107, at 12275 Townsend Road.

Breaking News

Man charged in stabbing on SEPTA bus

Life would have been easier all-around had William Smalls brought a token onto SEPTA’s Route 56 bus last Friday afternoon rather than a blade.


Man in underwear struck, killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

There are multiple levels of erratic behavior. First, there’s the basic kind, and then there’s the kind of weirdness that cost an unidentified man his life on Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday night.


Gunfire, officers assaulted outside Bustleton club

Almost a dozen gunshots were fired and three police allegedly assaulted early last Sunday outside a Bustleton nightclub that neighbors say has been a local nuisance for years.


Corrections officer allegedly abused inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer surrendered to investigators from the District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday to face allegations that she threatened and abused a woman inmate, then filed a false complaint that led to the inmate’s arrest.


Police search for masked gunman

A masked gunman held up a Sunoco APlus market in Burholme on Dec. 16 in broad daylight.

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 taste of Mardi Gras

“Olives are passion fruit, you know,” my friend, Barb, confided to me. “I’ll have to remember that,” I replied, chuckling.