Northeast Times
  • Restoring faith

    The community is raising money to give one of Northeast’s oldest churches a facelift.   

  • Nine Democratic ward leaders endorse Kenney

    Nine of the 15 Democratic ward leaders in the Northeast on Sunday endorsed Jim Kenney for mayor.

  • Brotherly love

    Zack Beltran and his lethal bat have been terrorizing Public League pitching for three seasons; now, his younger brother Brendan has joined the party at third base.  

  • All in the family

    After retiring last summer as Frankford's athletic director, Jack Creighton is helping his son, John, coach the George Washington lacrosse team. 

  • Planting seeds of opportunity

    Looking to learn more about urban gardening or get some dirt on your green thumb?

  • A historical performance

    Neshaminy reenactment recalls 150th anniversary of the end of Civil War.   

  • Battle of the sexes

    The Lantern Theater is well known for its annual Shakespeare productions, and this season, it’s Taming of the Shrew, the classic battle of the sexes.  

Latest additions

Man swipes cigarettes from Wawa

A man used diversion instead of force to steal a couple of cartons of cigarettes from a Bustleton convenience store on March 29, but he wasn’t able to deceive a surveillance camera.



Letters to the Editor: April 22, 2015

A Mother’s Day poem


McNesby discusses mayoral candidates at Somerton meeting

Philadelphia’s police union leader vowed to invest “six figures” to support mayoral candidate Jim Kenney while directing some biting words at Kenney’s primary election opponents during the April 14 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.


Holmesburg Civic announces free library events

Holmesburg Library, at 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue), will be offering numerous free programs through the spring and summer, thanks to the Friends of Holmesburg Library.


Crime log: April 22, 2015

March 23 through April 5


Eating green on Earth Day

The Earth neither moved nor stood still on April 22, 1970, but it did get a little help from its friends. University of Pennsylvania professor Ian McHarg, along with students and faculty of many area universities, as well as city planners, lawyers and other environmentally concerned people, teamed up to offer lectures and events that culminated in a rally at Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie was the keynote speaker, but music and rock bands carried the tune of the day. 


Pets of the Week: April 22, 2015

Heather has a sweet soul



7th PDAC honors officers of the month

Thomas Farrell and Randy Vogt were recognized as Officers of the Month for March in the 7th Police District during the monthly meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council on April 16 at the JCC Klein Branch.


Upper Holmesburg civic leaders announce campaign for former Liddonfield site

Leaders of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association have a question for residents of Northeast Philly: would you like another public housing project in your neighborhood?

Breaking News

Two arrested for unrelated NE shootings

Chisum Manigo, 18, and Joel Gooding, 24, have been arrested in connection with unrelated shootings earlier this year.   


Feds arrest alleged bank robber

Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two area banks and may have been involved in two other hold-ups earlier this month.


Thief smashes gas station window with truck

Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.


Philly men arrested in child predator sweep

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office arrested 15 men, including five from Philadelphia, last week in what it called a “child predator sweep,” but has not confirmed if a raid of a rowhome in Upper Holmesburg was part of the effort.


Homeless man to stand trial for murder

A homeless man has been ordered to stand trial for the home invasion slaying of a Frankford man and the wounding of a woman in January.

From the Northeast Times

Texting his way to the top

Philadelphia Academy Charter School student Ryan Hettel, 16, won a texting competition held at Orleans Technical College earlier this month. The National Court Reporters Association’s Director of Membership and Marketing, Sara Wood, presented him with a $1,000 scholarship.

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

Spring cleaning can be a challenge

We recently had coffee and dessert at the home of friends. Along with enjoying a homemade warm apple pie in a gracious atmosphere, I couldn’t help noticing, as I helped clear some of the dishes, that the kitchen was superbly organized.

Latest Events

Religious Events: April 22, 2015

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.