Northeast Times
  • The cookie crumbles

    The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good. 

  • Leaving the nest

    After six years at George Washington, John Creighton is bidding farewell to the Eagles. 

  • Kenney, Sestak react to same-sex marriage ruling

    Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak supported last Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

  • Firefighters volunteer to help fallen colleague’s family

    A generous businessman and a bunch of off-duty firefighters last week teamed up to help the family of fallen Fire Battalion Chief Michael Goodwin.

  • Frankford street gets slammed by storm

    Clap, boom, crack, thud, crash! Those were just a handful of the many sounds residents of Akron Street in Frankford heard one evening last week when Mother Nature decided to turn their neighborhood into an Olympic-sized game of pick-up sticks.

  • Boyle pushes for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle met at Northeast Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art helicopter factory last week, but it wasn’t so they could test fly the new AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor, which could start rolling off the assembly line later this summer.

  • A Marvel-ous Experience

    When Doug Schaer started working on producing a live entertainment experience, he wanted to find something that could appeal to his 5-year-old son, his 71-year-old dad and a 17-year-old who plays video games all day.

Latest additions

Pets of the Week: July 1, 2015

Miranda is a very playful pup



The power of plums

Confucius wrote about them. Alexander the Great and then Julius Caesar brought them to the Mediterranean region through trade. Early settlers brought them to the New World. Luther Burbank, the “Plant Wizard” botanist, horticulturist and pomologist (cultivator of fruit trees), grew, studied and documented plum trees grown in California, and produced new hybrid varieties. 


Crime log: July 1, 2015

June 1 through 14


Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2015

Slow down on Bustleton Ave.


Play time

Crossan Elementary School, 7350 Bingham St., recently held an end-of-year Play Day in its schoolyard. There were games and interactive activities for the students. 


City pools now open for summer

As of July 1, all city-operated pools will have been opened for the summer season following a two-week kickoff program. Pools are now open at numerous Northeast Philadelphia recreation centers and public facilities including Max Myers, Fox Chase, Vogt, Lincoln High, Simpson, Jardel, American Legion park in Tacony, Lawncrest, Mitchell, Jacobs and Houseman.


Around town: July 1, 2015

Checkpoints set up over holiday weekend


Roosevelt Mall flea market returns this Sunday

After an absence of almost 12 years, the Roosevelt Mall Flea Market is returning every Sunday, starting July 5.


Op-Ed: Murt bill would protect women against violent practice

At the present time, one of the most violent threats to women in America is from a practice known as female genital mutilation. The number of young women in the United States at risk of being victimized by female genital mutilation has sharply increased. This is especially true in the Philadelphia area.


Breaking News

Teen catches alleged bank robber in Mayfair

A Mayfair teenager and the Northeast Times teamed up to capture a suspected serial bank robber last week. … OK, maybe not exactly.


Police seek serial burglar targeting Asian eateries

Crime doesn’t seem to be adding up for the unknown burglar who has been targeting a plethora of Asian eateries in the Lower Northeast recently.


Gunman sought in Wawa robbery

A gunman with a towel draped over his head robbed a Wawa in Oxford Circle on June 23, Philadelphia police say.


Stabbing victim says he doesn’t remember details

Detectives really want to figure out how a 31-year-old man got stabbed near a Holmesburg Wawa on June 24, but it’s kind of hard when the victim doesn’t even know how it happened.


Crook uses crowbar to swipe computer

A burglar used a crowbar to steal an Apple computer from a business in the Byberry East Industrial Park on June 11.

From the Northeast Times

Roosevelt Mall flea market returns this Sunday

After an absence of almost 12 years, the Roosevelt Mall Flea Market is returning every Sunday, starting July 5.

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

The power of plums

Confucius wrote about them. Alexander the Great and then Julius Caesar brought them to the Mediterranean region through trade. Early settlers brought them to the New World. Luther Burbank, the “Plant Wizard” botanist, horticulturist and pomologist (cultivator of fruit trees), grew, studied and documented plum trees grown in California, and produced new hybrid varieties. 

Latest Events

Trips: July 1, 2015

DAYTRIPPERS TRAVEL CLUB July 17. Tiffany’s Restaurant, Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. 10:30 a.m. 215-824-2796.