• Wonder woman

    Christy Brady is the highest-ranking certified public accountant in city government and the first woman appointed to her position. 

  • As Raiders move on, Crusaders say goodbye to 3 greats

    All week, I was looking forward to the game.

  • Different direction

    Chris Palantino knew his family was in his corner. Even if he was technically playing for the enemy.

  • Honoring greatness

    The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association earlier this month honored three people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

  • A sweet success

    About 70 volunteers baked and packaged more than 7,000 cookies last weekend in a show of gratitude for the work that Philadelphia’s police officers do every day.

  • Heart of the home

    Syrianna, 9 months, has an ocular tumor. Her family received a home makeover to help lessen the financial strain of the diagnosis.

  • Residents concerned about Mayfair ‘speakeasy’

    When the flappers and wise guys of the Roaring ’20s used the term “speakeasy” to refer to an unlicensed, underground drinking establishment, they did it for a reason.

Latest additions

Democrat El-Shabazz announces candidacy for D.A.

Tariq El-Shabazz on Monday announced he’s seeking the Democratic nomination for district attorney.

Wawa to be built on old Nabisco property 

The iconic Nabisco bakery tower will be demolished, and a Wawa will be built on the site, at 12000 Roosevelt Blvd.

Cab drivers’ argument ends in gunfire at Frankford terminal

According to police, the episode began on the 5200 block of Frankford Ave. where both drivers had parked their cabs while waiting for customers. They argued over who was next in line. 

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 22, 2017

Prom policy is wrong

3 cheers for St. Hubert

The road was bumpy.

L&I inspects suspected ‘speakeasy,’ finds nothing illicit

Contrary to the social media hype, there were no strippers, no bartenders and no “waitress girls” when police and city code inspectors visited a certain Mayfair apparel store last Friday evening.

City Planning Commission seeks zoning changes in East Torresdale

East Torresdale residents’ desire to preserve open space has prompted the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to seek a series of zoning changes in the neighborhood.

Crime Log: Feb. 22, 2017

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

7th Police District honors officers

Police Officers Alfred Fiorentino and Randy Vogt have been named Officers of the Month for January in the 7th Police District.

Eat like royalty with a King Cake for Mardi Gras

The King Cake is served in New Orleans during the Carnival season, which begins on Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, and runs until Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), the day before Ash Wednesday. The cake is a yeast bread, usually filled with a cream-cheese or cinnamon-sugar filling. In the colorful spirit of Mardi Gras, the cake is topped with a creamy icing and decorated with colored sprinkles — gold for power, green for faith and purple for justice. Traditionally, a plastic baby or a bean is hidden inside the cake. (Caution: Cake eaters need to be warned!) The person who gets the piece with the baby/bean is considered lucky — the King or Queen of the party. That person must also provide the cake for the next year’s Mardi Gras celebration.

Breaking News

Couple with baby wanted for theft

Authorities are trying to identify a couple with a small baby who have stolen merchandise from Target stores on both sides of the Philadelphia-Bucks County line.

Reward offered for stolen barbecue smoker

A Northeast Philadelphia barbecue restaurant is offering a cash reward and a year’s worth of ribs to anyone who can find a two-ton smoker that thieves stole from behind the business last Friday morning.

GWHS worker allegedly sold pot to students

A cafeteria worker at George Washington High School is facing drug trafficking charges after police saw him allegedly selling marijuana to students inside the Somerton school.

NE man sent to jail for raping foster children

A Northeast Philadelphia man was sentenced on Monday to spend the next 30 to 60 years behind bars for raping three of his family’s foster children repeatedly over an 11-year period.

From the Northeast Times

Wonder woman

Christy Brady is the highest-ranking certified public accountant in city government and the first woman appointed to her position. 

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.