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Op-ed: So long, Letterman

Back in the old days of the 1980s, before television had hundreds of cable and Internet options for your viewing pleasure, there were just seven or eight VHF and UHF options on the television dial.



Northeast teams to meet in softball championship games

It is indeed a busy time for spring student-athletes, as many of them are preparing for graduation and attempting to win a championship at the same time. With so much happening all at once, here’s an update on where some area high school baseball, softball and lacrosse teams stand with the seasons reaching their endpoints:


Pets of the Week: May 20, 2015

Dina needs a new home


Sestak pushes for more investment in infrastructure

Joe Sestak, a former congressman who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, is calling for more investment in infrastructure.


Housing Authority extends deadline to bid on former Liddonfield site

The clock is ticking for real estate developers hoping to make a bid for the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s former Liddonfield Homes site in Upper Holmesburg.


Local officials react to train derailment

Here are some statements from local public officials following last week’s deadly Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond:


Letters to the Editor: May 20, 2015

Comcast is doing good work in Philly



Lafayette Redeemer seeks zoning permits to expand

The operators of the Lafayette Redeemer Life Care Center, an independent living facility for seniors in Fox Chase, are proposing to build “a small, 9,000-square-foot addition” to its existing three-story building on the edge of Pennypack Park.


E. Torresdale Civic approves zoning application

Sometime during the last 40 years, the city of Philadelphia screwed up the zoning for 9900 Lorry Place.

Breaking News

Alleged repeat sexual predator arrested in Burholme

Live surveillance and a civilian tip helped Philadelphia police capture an alleged repeat sexual predator who was hiding out at a house in the Northeast on Monday night. It wasn’t the first time that he has been accused of rape.


Gunman sought in Lawncrest fatal shooting

Police are still trying to identify a gunman who shot a Lawncrest resident on the street about two blocks from his home on May 10.


Video released in NE warehouse burglary

A man who burglarized a Holmesburg vending company’s warehouse on May 1 may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyway.


Prison officer charged for beating inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer has been charged with official oppression, assault and related crimes for what District Attorney Seth Williams described as the “brutal beating” of an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg last November.


Man wanted for utility debt scam

Tierre Kirkland promised folks he could help them settle their overdue water and property tax bills, but it was all a sham, authorities say.

From the Northeast Times

Wood wizards

Building is believing: Twenty fourth-year apprentice carpenters took part in a competition at the Carpenters Training Facility, at 10401 Decatur Road, on May 1.

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: So long, Letterman

Back in the old days of the 1980s, before television had hundreds of cable and Internet options for your viewing pleasure, there were just seven or eight VHF and UHF options on the television dial.