• A fresh start

    Everyone has different challenges. No one’s story is exactly the same. Certain people deal with different challenges in different ways. But where there’s a will, there’s a way basically.” — Santiago Vallejo

  • Heroin worth millions seized in Mayfair drug raids

    Local, state and federal narcotics investigators have seized almost $8 million in heroin and arrested 18 people during raids on five Mayfair homes since last October, law enforcement sources say.

  • The ring master

    John Joe Nevin, a two-time Olympian and 2012 silver medalist, will make his Philadelphia professional debut on Friday. 

  • Bigger than broadcasting

    Can a radio show save a neighborhood? Lois Burak thinks so.

  • Golden girls

    These Northeast sisters are proving to be a perfect pair — both recently won gold medals at the Pennsylvania Senior Games. 

  • Guyton looks to clean up at Lincoln

    When Mike Guyton talks about his guys doing the right thing on a sweep, he’s not talking about what the linemen should do.

Latest additions

Christie is special guest at annual clambake

The annual Billy Meehan Clambake will take place on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

Letters to the Editor: August 24, 2016

Hillary is historic mistake

Block Gives Back puts it up for a good cause

The Block Gives Back has done some good deeds since forming last December.

Mater Dolorosa to celebrate feast day Mass next month

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 1676 Ruan St. in Frankford, will hold a feast day Mass on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John J. Large.

The learning curve

“If you gave up, come back. There’s a new test in town. It’s a great opportunity. We’re really excited. It’s such a wonderful thing. It’s very much like the old GED test. It’s a doable test. People feel encouraged now.” — Bonnie Kaye, Northeast Learning Center director. 

Pets of the Week: August 24, 2016

Malik makes marvelous mate

Finding clever ways to pack kids nutritious lunch

It is hard to believe that summer is almost coming to an end.

Times tackles top 10 football rivarlies

Football season is upon us, and as of today, seven teams from Northeast Philadelphia have expectations that this year could be a special one.

Letters to the Editor: August 17, 2016

Dealing with city bureaucracy

Despite opposition, plans for billboard move forward

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s opinion on plans for a new digital sign along Interstate 95 has members of the East Torresdale Civic Association seeing stars.

Breaking News

Heroin worth millions seized in Mayfair drug raids

Local, state and federal narcotics investigators have seized almost $8 million in heroin and arrested 18 people during raids on five Mayfair homes since last October, law enforcement sources say.

Man shot in the head during home invasion

Two armed men burst into a Wissinoming house and shot a 22-year-old man in the head on Aug. 17, Philadelphia police say.

Police search for suspect in at least seven armed robberies

A single, unidentified man is responsible for at least seven armed robberies of convenience stores and gas stations near Harbison and Torresdale avenues since Aug. 14, police say. Five of the hold-ups have occurred at the same 7-Eleven. 

Fatal shooting at NE playground

Two men were wounded, including one fatally, during a shooting at a basketball court in Frankford on Aug. 12.

Jewelry heist at Philadelphia Mills

Three men used rubber mallets to steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from a store inside Philadelphia Mills mall on Aug. 17, police say.

From the Northeast Times

Scholars: August 24, 2016

Jessica Coughlin was recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta at Lebanon Valley College during the College’s annual Inquiry celebration. Coughlin, a graduate of Philadelphia Academy Charter School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English and sociology. 

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

Op-ed: It’s time for us to stand up to bullies

When people think of legislation, they think of economic policy, crime and justice, and a variety of controversial issues.