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The future is bright for Northeast Philly’s political scene. Local politicians are thriving in various new roles.
Northeast Philly has plenty to brag about.
The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934.
Editor’s note: Here’s how the Times reported the Oct. 30, 1994 demolition of Sears by staff writer Mary Jane Thompson.
NE Philly has a lot to offer
Tai Chi classes begin Feb. 9
Tacony was carved out of the banks of the Delaware River and the area is reflected in land records dating to the 1670s. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city.
Bruce wants a new playmate
Philadelphia police are trying to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob a PetSmart store in the Lower Northeast on Dec. 9.
Two hooded and masked men held up a McDonald’s restaurant in Rhawnhurst on Dec. 11.
Arsonists were responsible for two automobile fires that occurred minutes apart in Tacony early Friday morning, authorities say, although no arrests have been made.
A Northeast father has been ordered to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend fatally during a confrontation in her bedroom in September.
Four people have admitted to felony charges while a fifth has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the beating and forced tattooing of a man in the basement apartment of a Mayfair rowhouse last year.
Last Friday came and went, and the Aramingo is still open. Patricia (Patti ‘Star’) Buzine has the scoop from the owner.
The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.
All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.