Northeast Times
  • The test of time

    The signs on the sales office walls at The Arbors at Eagle Pointe say Westrum Development Company, but John Westrum is marketing something more vital than homes. He’s really selling consumer confidence — which he has to do, considering he’s sitting on the largest and most unsold residential construction project in the Northeast and perhaps the city.

  • Agent Zero

    On a cold and rainy afternoon in Bensalem, Jazmin Gonzalez was feeling generous.

  • Fiery coach helps inspire Washington

    Keith Kerrin leapt excitedly so high into the air that it’s a surprise his shoes didn’t fall off.

  • Concussed Carroll finds silver lining

    Zack Carroll found himself in unfamiliar territory.

  • Wissinoming woman an advocate for AIDS awareness

    This Sunday, Oct. 19, almost 15,000 people will assemble on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in an event that is focused on a crucial public health issue. 

  • Philly’s finest

    Seeing The Little Shop of Horrors was what did it for him.

  • Grainy goodness

    Oatmeal has evolved. Oats aren’t just for horses. Oats are served everywhere today. History is repeating itself in a good way. Oats are a food whose time has come again. Oatmeal is what’s for breakfast.

Latest additions

Crime log: October 15, 2014

Sept. 8 through 21



Honoring historical figures in the Northeast

Stephen Decatur Sr. (1752-1808), generally referred to as “Captain,” and his son Stephen Decatur Jr., referred to as “Commodore,” both had distinguished careers in the earliest years of the U.S. Navy.


Northeast HOF: Virginia Knauer left long-lasting impression

Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government.


Calendar of Events: October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 16


Pets of the Week: October 15, 2014

Manny needs a new home


Letters to the Editor: October 15, 2014

Enough is enough


Burglars target Northeast storage facilities

Before you secure your valuable possessions in a storage facility, police want you to know that not all storage facilities are as secure as you might expect. In fact, burglars have been targeting storage units in the Northeast with increasing frequency, according to Northeast Detectives. 


Lawncrest man to stand trial for murder

A Lawncrest man has been ordered to stand trial for the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Suspects sought in nightclub armed robbery

Suburban police want to know if any Northeast Philly folks saw a group of masked men traveling in a distinctive canary yellow convertible Ford Mustang early last Friday. They’re likely the same guys who robbed a Bensalem nightclub at gunpoint.


National business group endorses Dee Adcock

The National Federation of Independent Business last week announced its endorsement of Republican Dee Adcock in the 13th Congressional District.

Breaking News

Man stabbed in the face at Burholme Pathmark

A homeless man with a history of violence — and prison time — got the attention of dozens of Pathmark shoppers on Oct. 6 when, police said, he used a kitchen knife to stab a 50-year-old man in the face, wounding the victim critically and leaving the store’s dairy section a bloody mess.


Three union firefighters injured in Tacony blaze

Philadelphia’s firefighters union and City Councilman Bobby Henon have renewed calls for the elimination of the fire department’s brownout program in the aftermath of a Tacony blaze that injured three union members.


Northeast barber shot four times

A Northeast barber was wounded four times when a gunman fired a hail of bullets at his shop on Monday night, police said.


Man charged with killing stepfather

A Northeast man is charged with murder for shooting his stepfather to death inside their home on Sunday, Oct. 5.


Man swipes painting machine off sidewalk

A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police last week showed how astonishingly quick a crime of opportunity can occur.

From the Northeast Times

Wissinoming woman an advocate for AIDS awareness

This Sunday, Oct. 19, almost 15,000 people will assemble on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in an event that is focused on a crucial public health issue. 

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

Sharing memories of the past with children of the future

No matter how long I’ve been a parent, I’m still capable of being astonished by my own adult children. And let nobody tell you that “adult children,” that ultimate oxymoron, aren’t still works in progress.

Latest Events

Trips: October 15, 2014

ST. WILLIAM SENIORS CITIZENS GROUP 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.