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My Holiday

“Today, nearly 40 years after the last of our troops came home, I feel the country has come to respect and appreciate the Vietnam veteran.” — Steve Uchniat


Our holiday fund helps Northeast people in need

Suddenly, it seems, the season is almost upon us. And we need your help.


Crime Log

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.


Somerton Civic moves meeting to Nov. 15

The Somerton Civic Association’s November general meeting was postponed by one week to Tuesday, Nov. 15, to avoid conflicting with Election Day.


Cost of Freedom

Two Northeast soldiers went to Afghanistan on the same mission. Severely wounded, they’re now tackling the same challenges.


Peering into the souls of vets who gave a lot

When I was in high school there was a course called “Vietnam.” It was a class devoted to the history of the conflict and its effect on our nation. Guest speakers, all veterans of Vietnam, visited the class regularly to retell their war experiences. It afforded students the opportunity to learn things that weren’t in the textbooks, but it especially enabled them to form a complex human connection to a group of people often marginalized, even vilified, by history and the popular media. 


Frankford’s Quickie Mart owner wants to expand

A Frankford Avenue convenience store owner who wants to renovate his property and also sell beer got an earful from a few opponents during a meeting of the Frankford Civic Association.


Frankford Civic has posts to fill

The top posts on Frankford Civic Association are vacant, zoning officer Pete Specos announced at the group’s Nov. 3 meeting.


Judge: Zip those lips in Tacony dungeon case

Gag order against prosecutors, defense attorneys shuts flow of information about captives held in a basement.


Frankford artist is seeking inspiration

Cesar Viveros, the artist who will create a series of murals for the Frankford business corridor, wants to hear residents’ stories about the neighborhood next Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Frankford Community Development Corporation, 4900 Griscom St.