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Around town: February 4, 2015

Holmesburg Library has story time for preschool children


BSM purchases Philadelphia Weekly and South Philly Review

Broad Street Media has purchased Philadelphia Weekly and the South Philly Review. The deal was finalized on Monday, Feb. 2; official announcements were made this morning.



Then and now

The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934. 


A tale of the Times

Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.


A spotlight on Northeast politics

The future is bright for Northeast Philly’s political scene. Local politicians are thriving in various new roles.   


So long, Sears!

Editor’s note: Here’s how the Times reported the Oct. 30, 1994 demolition of Sears by staff writer Mary Jane Thompson.


Pets of the Week: January 28, 2015

Bruce wants a new playmate


Local historians to eye Times’ 80th anniversary issue

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will dedicate its Feb. 4 meeting to discussion of the Northeast Times’ 80th anniversary issue. 


A historic look at NE neighborhoods

At the height of the Roaring ’20s, business leaders in Northeast Philadelphia had some grandiose and sometimes bizarre ideas about their burgeoning yet largely undeveloped community.