Northeast Times
  • Fighting forfeiture

    A Northeast couple has been trying to keep their Somerton home from becoming the District Attorney’s office’s property. Christos and Markela Sourovelis said representatives of the DA’s office forced them out of their Ferndale Street home in early May, telling the couple that the office will take the property from them because of their son’s March drug arrest. 

  • What’s in a name?

    Before getting to the blazing speed that made him a two-way sensation as a Father Judge sophomore, as well as the God-given football skills that already have him on the radar of a Big Ten program, we must first talk about that name:

  • Nearly four decades later, McGroarty is still at it

    Entering his 39th season as the head soccer coach at St. Hubert, Mick McGroarty insists that not all that much has changed.

  • A behind the scenes look at the FOP

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.

  • Honoring a hero

    William “Ron” Arpino is not one to draw attention to himself.

  • Neilson sworn in to City Council

    Ed Neilson, of Millbrook, was sworn in last week as the newest member of City Council.

  • Fun in the sun

    City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) hosted the inaugural Philly Play Summer Challenge last week at Vogt Playground in Tacony.

Latest additions

E. Torresdale Civic approves Maggie’s Cafe expansion

Residents of East Torresdale spent more than two hours deliberating how to react to a local tavern owner’s proposal to expand his business. But by the end of an Aug. 11 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association, Kevin Goodchild got neighbors’ go-ahead to more than double the capacity of Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe.



Wolf criticized for latest ad

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is criticizing Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, for a television ad that references the bipartisan transportation bill signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett.


Letters to the Editor: August 20, 2014

Teach gun safety, PPD


Crime log: August 20, 2014

July 28 through Aug. 10


Cocktail hour clams

“He that sups with the devil needs a long spoon.”— English Proverb


Pets of the Week: August 20, 2014

Coco has a lot of love to give


Calendar of Events: August 20, 2014

Thursday, August 21


Around town: August 20, 2014

Burholme Business Association forming


Mayfair man killed in West Philly

A Northeast man was killed in a shooting last Friday in West Philadelphia, reportedly after an argument outside a Chinese restaurant.


Robber who mugged senior woman arrested

News media coverage and a public tip helped police identify and locate a thug who allegedly robbed a senior woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3.

Breaking News

Officer shot in head is recovering; suspect dead

A patrol cop in the 15th Police District narrowly escaped catastrophic injury as a gunman wounded him in the head during a shootout on a Tacony street corner early Tuesday that left the suspect dead.


Two try break-in at murder victim’s home

A Parkwood man and one from Bucks County are facing attempted burglary charges after they allegedly tried to break into the home of Christopher P. Murray, the Northeast husband who is accused of strangling his wife in Pennypack Park on Aug. 4.


Duo attacks, robs Chinese take-out customer in Frankford

A late-night food run turned painful for a Frankford Chinese take-out patron after another man asked him for a light, then beat the pulp out of him. An alleged accomplice contributed in the videotaped assault and stole the victim’s wallet, police said.


Gunman robs Oxford Circle nail salon

A man with a rifle robbed an Oxford Circle nail salon on Aug. 1, with surveillance cameras recording the crime.


Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Detectives are trying to identify two suspects and a witness in the Aug. 13 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Northwood.

From the Northeast Times

Wolf criticized for latest ad

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is criticizing Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, for a television ad that references the bipartisan transportation bill signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett.

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 Events

Trips: August 20, 2014

ST. WILLIAM SENIORS CITIZENS GROUP Aug. 20. Bristol Riverside Theatre. Broadway’s Best musical. $87, includes transportation and full-course dinner at Georgine’s after the show. 215-725-5697. More: Pine Grove Resort Dude Ranch. Oct. 12-17. $415. All-inclusive, includes transportation, meals, drinks, snacks, entertainment and social activities. 215-725-5697. More: American Music Theater Christmas show Joy to the World. Nov. 6. $89. Buffet luncheon at Shady Maple. Transportation included. 215-725-5697.