• Boulevard of broken dreams

    She grew up on Fifth Avenue, frolicking with A-list stars. Now she lives on the streets of Northeast Philly, scraping by one day at a time, certain that famed funnyman Jerry Lewis is her father.

  • MLK’s legacy

    Giving back: Students and volunteers at Abington Friends School helped make meals for the needy on Monday. They also made greeting cards for the less fortunate. The efforts were in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Every year, the school takes part in a service project to honor King. The meals will be distributed to those in need throughout the Northeast.

  • Much Moore confidence

    Now, Monee Moore can do just about anything there is on a basketball court.

  • Pine Valley native headed to Villanova

    Like the rest of the area, Collin Gillespie watched the Villanova University men’s basketball team win the NCAA championship last year.

  • Family mat-ters

    If you don’t like wrestling, you probably wouldn’t enjoy eating dinner in the Swift house.

  • All shook up

    Philadelphia’s new sugary drink tax is costing consumers money. 

  • A whole new dimension

    Students at MaST take the concept of hands-on learning to a new level in the school’s 3D design workshop. 

Latest additions

Woodhaven Expressway completion makes wishlist

City Planner tells Somerton residents they should get involved in the project so their opinions can be on record.



Boyle announces plans to skip Trump inauguration

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle wrote on his Facebook page that he will skip the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.


SMT pastor leaving, to be replaced by St. Tim’s Olivere

The Rev. John F. Meyers, the pastor at St. Martin of Tours who recently announced he would close the convent, has been reassigned to serve as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler, Montgomery County. The move is effective Jan. 30.


Video released in Christmas armed robbery

Philadelphia police released surveillance video last week of the Christmas Day armed robbery of a convenience store in Upper Holmesburg in hope that someone will help them identify the bandit.


Letters to the Editor: Jan. 18, 2017

Thank you, local police


Possible merger for Our Lady of Ransom, Resurrection

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Our Lady of Ransom and Resurrection of Our Lord would be taking part in the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.


Pets of the Week: Jan. 18, 2017

Stay active with Somerset 


Boyle discusses legislative priorities

Kevin Boyle plans to reform the Philadelphia Parking Authority and wants to tax energy companies that extract natural gas from the state’s Marcellus shale region.


Taubenberger is busy tending to Council matters

Al Taubenberger has been the one and only permanent president of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association for more than 20 years, but his time has been at a premium since he joined City Council a year ago.


Civic group approves plan for housing at Solly Avenue site

Holmesburg Civic Association last week voted to not oppose a building use variance for the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.

Breaking News

Ex-con rams police car, escapes custody 

An ex-convict and two of his pals went for a wild ride on Roosevelt Boulevard early last Friday, leaving a police car and at least two other vehicles in the repair shop while snarling traffic on the busy artery for much of the morning rush.


Two tow company workers murdered within 24 hours

The men both worked at A. Bob’s Towing in East Frankford. Police have not connected the slayings.  


Vandals shatter stained glass windows of NE synagogue

This is the second time in as many months that culprits targeted Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai in Tacony. 


Far NE man surrenders after hit-and-run

A Far Northeast man has surrendered to Bensalem police to face charges that he ran down and critically injured a bicyclist with his pickup truck on New Year’s morning then fled the scene.


Gunmen rob two near Frankford terminal

A pack of armed gunmen attacked a man and woman in separate robberies near the Frankford Transportation Center early Tuesday.

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

Make your own inauguration menu

On Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at noon, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office to become our 45th president, and try to “Make America Great Again.” That weekend, there will be three official inaugural balls, among them the presidentially favored “Big Apple Ball,” featuring all things New York. Other festivities are scheduled, including so-called “DeploraBalls.”