• The heart of the Northeast

    Mayfair is a vibrant community, thanks to local groups. 

  • Creating space

    Ashley de Vries and Darren Musatto are redefining their lives and their work.

  • Final chapter

    Tim Ulrich plans on rowing at Drexel University, but he had a great senior season in baseball, including two games at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Ready to rally

    Longtime coach Mitch Kline is no stranger to winning. But his latest battle will be his toughest — a brain tumor. 

  • Hohenstein excited about his foray into politics

    I want to make my difference in bigger pieces and in bigger chunks.” — Joe Hohenstein 

  • Senator details vision of rehab clinic for vets

    State Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-2nd dist.), who suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a 2003 boating accident that left her in a wheelchair, demonstrated ReWalk — a motorized exoskeleton suit that allows patients with lower limb paralysis to stand and walk — to detail her vision for a clinic to address specific rehabilitation needs of veterans.

Latest additions

Burholme Civic Association votes against duplex, nail salon proposals

Members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association voted against two zoning proposals at their June 9 meeting.

Local GOP glad to see Fattah resign his seat

Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Philadelphia Republican Party, is pleased that Chaka Fattah resigned his congressional seat after being convicted of corruption charges.

Two local students earn scholarship awards

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont recently presented scholarship awards to two local students.

What’s hot this summer

From concert series to movies in the park, there’s plenty to soak up in the Northeast this summer season.  

Renovation plans draw ire of Bustleton residents

A former dentist’s office has become a toothache for a group of Bustleton residents who don’t like the property owner’s plan to give the longtime eyesore some reconstructive surgery.

Add some flavor to your water this summer season

Now that the weather is warming up, cool and refreshing beverages are on everyone’s menu.

Pets of the Week: June 29, 2016

Looking for Loki love?

Traveling for javelin

Megan Kirn took first place at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships in North Carolina.

Republicans react to sugar tax

The Philadelphia Republican Party is criticizing Democrats on City Council for last week’s passage of a tax on sugary and diet beverages.

Christ the King announces new principal

Eileen Schweyer is the new principal at Christ the King Elementary School, replacing Sister Trudy Helder, who served for 28 years.

Breaking News

Police seek gunman who killed Frankford man

An unidentified bandit fatally shot a Frankford man as the victim was walking along Torresdale Avenue with his girlfriend on June 21, police say.

Husband confesses to killing wife with crossbow

A Northeast man has admitted to using a high-velocity crossbow to shoot and kill his new wife inside their Willits Road home on Sunday night, according to the commander of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

Cop arrested after allegedly stealing $38

A Northeast Philadelphia-based police officer will be fired and is facing felony charges in Bucks County after he allegedly threatened and robbed two men in a dispute over contract construction work last month.

Lincoln beating prompts truck chase

An alleged assault by a group of teenage girls on another teen inside the Lincoln High School football stadium was the precursor to a wild pickup truck chase through the streets of Holmesburg on June 21 that ended when a truck crashed into a parked car outside of St. Hubert’s High School.

Employee hit twice, dies at NE car wash

A towel man at a Bustleton car wash died at about noon on Monday mere minutes after he was struck by two customers’ vehicles in rapid succession.

From the Northeast Times

What’s hot this summer

From concert series to movies in the park, there’s plenty to soak up in the Northeast this summer season.  

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

Taste of summer

Try the following “Poptails” to cool you on the Fourth of July when you’re hot, hot, hot. Inexpensive, reusable, plastic molds/cups and sticks make these frozen, adult treats easy to prepare. Just freeze.