• The thin blue line

    Whenever the lingering, unresolved public discourse over the police’s use of force and their complex relationship with people of color piques national interest, residents of Northeast Philadelphia can usually be counted upon to take a vocal stand in the pro-police camp.

  • DNC Preview: Philly prepares for celebration of politics

    The Northeast Times takes a look at what you can expect as Democrats descend on Philadelphia next week. 

  • DNC Preview: The art of politics

    Patriotic paintings: Philadelphia-area artists have created Donkeys Around Town, a program that features 57 fiberglass donkeys, representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories, Washington, D.C. and Democrats abroad. Iconic images that represent the state or territory were painted on the donkeys, which will be displayed through Sept. 5. MARIA YOUNGTIMES PHOTOS

  • Letters to the Editor: July 20, 2016

    Laws won’t stop violence

  • Off on the right foot

    Ryan Bradby doesn’t start Penn Charter officially until the fall, but the incoming freshman is already finding success in a summer league.

  • Quite a catch

    Michael Palmer’s college football career got off to a rough start with an injury, but now he’s piling up the receptions at King’s College.

  • The champ

    For years, he’s been the champion of Philadelphia.

Latest additions

Heatline can help those in danger from excessive heat

When the National Weather Service declares an Excessive Heat Warning, thePhiladelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline – 215-765-9040 dash; is up and running, fielding calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat  blasting the region. In the latest activation, the Heatline will operate Sat., July 23, from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sun., July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; and Mon., July, 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heat index values for Saturday are expected to be 100 and 105 on Monday.



Mayor: DNC is an exciting time for City of Philadelphia

Next week, the most exciting and historic event in our country’s recent memory will happen in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention.


DNC Preview: Reactions mixed to Trump’s choice of Pence

Republicans are applauding the selection of Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, while Democrats are knocking the Indiana governor.


Fighting, beating cancer

For more than three years, Melissa Kartasevich has been in a fight for her life against the nation’s second-leading killer, but cancer isn’t the only challenge facing the Fox Chase native and patients like her.


Zoning discussed at Somerton Civic special meeting

An initial public presentation of a Somerton nursing home’s expansion plan was postponed last week, although the Somerton Civic Association voted on two other zoning cases during the group’s special meeting on July 12.


After 25 years, 311 is still down

The Northeast Times gets the 411 on longtime rockers 311. 


Enjoy some festive flavors during the DNC

Are you blue? If you’re a Democrat, you’re blue. Come next week, Philly will turn blue and host the Democratic National Convention. Quite a few Democrats are truly blue for another reason. Many of Bernie Sanders’ followers are more than blue, as the Bern will not be on the menu – a la Smoked Sanders. (Could Bernie somehow rise from the ashes?) Bernie’s followers may resent inclusion in the Clinton medley as mere ingredients. They thought they would be the crunchy main course. Instead, they are relegated to a side dish, part of the Clinton Sellout Special, topped liberally with Clinton Super Delegates. Legions of Bernie’s followers had hoped he would dish out some Chilled Chopped Clinton. (Now that would have been revenge served cold.) One wonders how many voters will like the taste of the Sellout Special?


How to incorporate fresh produce into your daily diet

This time of year, it’s always exciting to stroll down the colorful produce aisle and check out which delicious fruits and vegetables have just arrived from local farms. The bounty is endless. However, knowing what’s in season is just the first step, it’s also just as important to know how to select, store and cook what’s peak of season. Below, I’ve provided a few tips for some of the most popular summer produce items, as well as some unique and easy ways to include them in your diet.


Pets of the Week: July 20

Have a better day with Bubba


Perfect ending

Tim Taylor enjoyed a great lacrosse career at Widener University. Now, he’s preparing for his accounting career.

Breaking News

Police seek robber at Wissinoming store

Police are trying to identify an armed robber who used a stars and stripes bandana as a disguise when he held up a Wawa in Wissinoming on July 10.


Oxford Circle store robbed at gunpoint

It’s not clear whether an armed robber was aware of the surveillance camera at Abreu Mini Market, 948 Sanger St., in Oxford Circle. But the gunman posed for a near-perfect close-up nonetheless.


Mayfair woman discovered dead in car

Relatives of a missing Mayfair woman found her car parked at Leon Street and Shelmire Avenue on Friday afternoon, then police made a grisly discovery inside — a decaying body.


Man killed, teen injured in separate shootings

One man was killed and a 15-year-old girl wounded in two outbursts of gunfire that occurred about one hour apart on Saturday night in the 15th Police District, authorities say.


Man robs bank inside Acme supermarket in Far Northeast

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the man responsible for the robbery on Monday of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Acme supermarket at 3200 Red Lion Road.

From the Northeast Times

Heatline can help those in danger from excessive heat

When the National Weather Service declares an Excessive Heat Warning, thePhiladelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline – 215-765-9040 dash; is up and running, fielding calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat  blasting the region. In the latest activation, the Heatline will operate Sat., July 23, from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sun., July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; and Mon., July, 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heat index values for Saturday are expected to be 100 and 105 on Monday.

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: Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy is irresponsible and dangerous

As a former beat cop, state drug and federal mafia prosecutor and White House official with local, state, national and international experience, I understand the need for policies that encourage cooperation among the various levels of law enforcement.