Northeast Times
  • 40 years of building a future

    Ask Debbie Bello, Orleans Technical Institute’s admissions director, for her fondest memory of her 15 years at the school and she recalls crying at a graduation.

  • Catch him if you can

    For a guy who ran for 2,055 yards and 21 touchdowns a season ago, Samir Bullock has mastered the art of being humble. That, says his head coach at Archbishop Ryan, is the measure of the man.

  • Miller lands in Eagles’ nest after Frankford transfer

    Isn’t it funny how things sometimes work out?

  • Paul is Glad to lead NE resurgence

    With his college decision already in hand, Gladimir Paul has just one more thing to check off his bucket list: deliver Northeast its first league title in four years.

  • Building hope

    The three-story, five-sided brick structure at Harrison and Cottage in Frankford might have been a grand building a long time ago. Not anymore. Yet, the congregation of the church across the street wants to bring it back, and its members are willing to spend big money and a lot of toil to do it.

  • Going green

    As there are every year, there are many Northeast gardeners competing in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s garden contest.

  • Views of Harrison’s Folly

    Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872

Latest additions

Free haircuts available this weekend

Free is good, and Nafisah Lewis, the coordinator of Northeast EPIC Stakeholders, has lined up free haircuts for girls in third through seventh grades.



I-95 night lane closures scheduled in Northeast Philadelphia

PennDOT will close I-95’s northbound and southbound lanes in the Northeast next week for road work.


Are you ready for some football?

With Week 1 of the high school football season kicking off this weekend, here’s a closer look at the seven Northeast-area programs:


Masked man robs Pizza Hut in Mayfair

A masked man robbed a Mayfair Pizza Hut at gunpoint shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20.


Man hit by car, then fatally shot in Northwood

Homicide detectives are trying to identify a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a Northwood street on Saturday night.


Armed men rob Red Robin Diner

Two armed robbers held up a busy late-night eatery in Mayfair early last Friday. The heist occurred at about 1:45 a.m. at the Red Robin Diner, 6330 Frankford Ave., when two unknown men entered the business, including one with a gun and a bandana over his face. The gunman approached an employee and demanded money, while the other crook served mostly as a lookout, police said.


Junior gardeners harvest at Palmer Playground

The junior gardeners/farmers at Palmer Playground are harvesting the flowers and veggies they’ve been nurturing all season.


Letters to the Editor: August 27, 2014

Fight night in Mayfair?


Discussing politics with the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.


Making a scene at the Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 206th season with 9 To 5: The Musical, starting with previews Sept. 2 and running through Oct. 19.

Breaking News

Two women murdered in Holmesburg home

Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.


Police trying to ID attempted burglars in Mayfair

A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.


Suspects sought in beer store heists

A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.


Serial robber targeting seniors

Police who have been looking for a man who follows elderly people home from local banks and robs them before they can get safely inside have a warrant for his arrest and were looking for him Tuesday.


Charges for man who shot suspected thief

A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.

From the Northeast Times

I-95 night lane closures scheduled in Northeast Philadelphia

PennDOT will close I-95’s northbound and southbound lanes in the Northeast next week for road work.

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: August 27, 2014

FAR NORTHEAST SENIOR CITIZENS Sept. 7 to 11, 2014. Wildwood. $475 includes 5 days and 4 nights, 4 full breakfasts and dinners, and trips to a casino and winery. 215-673-7734.