Northeast Times
  • Celebrating 80 years

    The Northeast Times takes a look back on 80 years of covering local news throughout Northeast Philadelphia communities.

  • A tale of the Times

    Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.

  • A historic look at NE neighborhoods

    At the height of the Roaring ’20s, business leaders in Northeast Philadelphia had some grandiose and sometimes bizarre ideas about their burgeoning yet largely undeveloped community.

  • Changes in the classroom

    Northeast Philly has plenty of schools. 

  • A Hall of memories

    In an athletics-crazed town like Philadelphia, the natural assumption is that a commemorative sports Hall of Fame would have been in existence for at least a handful of decades.

  • Timeless Talent

    Before the Philadelphia Eagles hit the gridiron, the Frankford Yellow Jackets represented the City of Brotherly Love. In 1926, they won the NFL championship.   

  • At 76, Fels’ Hubbard still loves to coach

    What’s the secret to longevity and career fulfillment? Find a job that doesn’t feel like one and enjoy it every single day.

Latest additions

80 reasons to love NE Philly

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a comprehensive list of some of the things that make Northeast Philadelphia a truly significant and special place to live. The list is in no particular order. Please tell us what you love most about Northeast Philadelphia in a letter to the editor. All letters can be submitted by email to pronews@bsmphilly.com or mailed to 3412 Progress Drive, Suite C, Bensalem, PA 19020.  



A spotlight on Northeast politics

The future is bright for Northeast Philly’s political scene. Local politicians are thriving in various new roles.   


Business is booming

Northeast Philly has plenty to brag about.


Then and now

The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934. 



So long, Sears!

Editor’s note: Here’s how the Times reported the Oct. 30, 1994 demolition of Sears by staff writer Mary Jane Thompson.


Letter to the Editor: January 28, 2015

NE Philly has a lot to offer


Around town: January 28, 2015

Tai Chi classes begin Feb. 9


An in-depth look at Tacony history

Tacony was carved out of the banks of the Delaware River and the area is reflected in land records dating to the 1670s. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city.   


Pets of the Week: January 28, 2015

Bruce wants a new playmate

Breaking News

Cops looking for man who tried to rob local PetSmart

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob a PetSmart store in the Lower Northeast on Dec. 9.


Cops trying to ID two McDonald’s robbers

Two hooded and masked men held up a McDonald’s restaurant in Rhawnhurst on Dec. 11.


No arrests made in Tacony automobile arson

Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.


Father to stand trial for fatally shooting daughter’s boyfriend

A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.


Four plead guilty, another awaits trial in forced tattoo case

Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.

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

Puttin’ on the Ritz

The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.

Latest Events

Religious Events: January 28, 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.