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Volunteers collect 51 bags of litter

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed, Parkwood Civic Association and Philadelphia Water Department teamed to clean up Torrey Woods and Gilbert’s Run on Oct. 10, an effort that produced 51 bags of litter, four bags of recyclable cans and other debris from the park.

Taylor discusses budget battle, possible solutions

State Rep. John Taylor does not sense much interest among his constituents when it comes to the ongoing budget battle.

Parx Casino announces expansion

Parx Casino, located at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem, announced plans for the first part of a multi-phase expansion project for its Bucks County property.

Neighbors discuss future of vacant riverfront land

A mile-long section of the Delaware River waterfront became a clean slate for a night — almost — as city planners met with about 50 Northeast residents at Abraham Lincoln High School last Thursday to further the North Delaware District Plan.

Meet the candidates

The Northeast Times takes an inside look at Tuesday’s elections.  

First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter celebrates grand opening

“When we came here, it was a relief. We had our own building, we had our own system, and now we have the freedom to do what our structure and our system is at First Philadelphia.” — Student Zyia Winn

Dougherty trying to restore confidence in Supreme Court

Want fireworks? The 2015 Pennsylvania Supreme Court election has got them. But only time will tell if the drama in this year’s historic seven-way contest will captivate a historically indifferent electorate.

Class is in session

School bells ring: Tacony Academy Charter, 6201 Tacony St., celebrated its brand new high school building on Friday, Oct. 16. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony and performances by the Cheyney University “Soulful Sound” Marching Band during the grand opening festivities. 

Candidates pick up backing as Election Day nears

Ward leader Matt Wolfe is strongly backing fellow Republican Terry Tracy for City Council at large.