Northeast Times
  • Feeding the soul

    Back in 1974, Steve Schiavone’s mom, Rita, was a volunteer social worker at the Frankford Y when she started helping 11 homebound people with meals.

  • Trick or treat

    For most people, playing pool doesn’t venture far beyond horsing around in dimly-lit dive bars and smoke-filled taprooms. 

  • Regan, Ryan fall short

    When your mom and dad and numerous relatives attended the same high school, your allegiance is pretty well determined long before you finish eighth grade.

  • Story of a Survivor

    In early September, Carla Donato was on an unusual mission in Lower Moreland Township. She was tying teal blue ribbons on lamp posts, trees and even on traffic lights.

  • Reliving history

    Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.

  • Upper Holmesburg Civic celebrates anniversary

    Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.

  • Pudding from the paddy

    Comfort food is a “love pat for your tummy.” It’s like a delightful, gastronomical hug. Your comfort food may invoke pleasant memories, favorite tastes, or just make you feel happy. Each person’s comfort food is unique to him (or her) self. However, some studies propose that positive emotions cause comfort food eating in men, while negative emotions cause it in women. Caution, ladies: Eat a little comfort food, and walk a little more.

Latest additions

Deadline approaches for vote registry

The deadline is Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election.



Man struck, killed by SEPTA train in Crescentville

A SEPTA commuter train struck and killed a man who was on the tracks of the Fox Chase Regional Line Tuesday night.


Letters to the Editor: October 1, 2014

Time for parents to take responsibility


Local historian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

Born Patricia Worthington in 1928 into a family whose roots in Northeast Philadelphia go back more than 300 years, Pat Worthington Stopper has been collecting, preserving and sharing local history for decades.


Father Judge alum donates $2.5 million

Patrick S. McGonigal, Father Judge class of 1981, donated $2.5 million to his alma mater during a Mass on Saturday in the school auditorium to celebrate Judge’s 60th anniversary.


Thief steals purse from car, buys Xbox

Maybe a gamer was channeling his inner Grand Theft Auto when he smashed a window of an unattended car on the edge of Pennypack Park on Sept. 24. Or maybe he just wanted a new Xbox, but couldn’t afford one.


Crime log: October 1, 2014

Aug. 25 through Sept. 7


Grammy Award winner to perform at Keswick Theatre

To celebrate her birthday month, Esperanza Spalding, the multiple Grammy Award winner, goes back on the road for a special two-week tour.


Pets of the Week: October 1, 2014

Snuggle with Shadow


Calendar of Events: October 1, 2014

Thursday, October 2

Breaking News

Father Judge football player charged with murder

A Father Judge High School freshman, seemingly on track to be a superstar football player, is facing charges as an adult in the murder of teenager Aisha Abdur-Rahman.


Police seek help in locating two missing people

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two people who have gone missing from the 6300 block of Algon Avenue.


Burglar raids computer store three times

An unknown man didn’t just break into a Mayfair computer store on Sept. 19, he became a repeat visitor there. Police say that the burglar raided the property three times early that morning and even changed his clothes in between his visits.


Police release video of home burglary

Police detectives have surveillance recordings of a man who burglarized a Tomlinson Road home last month and are hoping someone recognizes him and tells them who he is so they can pick him up.


It’s now 8 Ironworkers who have pleaded guilty to federal charges

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 today pleaded guilty to their roles in incidents that caused destruction at construction sites. So far, eight men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from federal investigations of schemes to intimidate employers who didn’t hire union workers.

From the Northeast Times

Upper Holmesburg Civic celebrates anniversary

Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.

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 Events

Trips: October 1, 2014

TEMPLE MENORAH KENESETH CHAI Oct. 5. Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster. $64 includes dinner, a show and transportation. 215-725-2002 or 215-941-8145.