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HFU dedicates building to Sister Francesca Onley

Folks around Holy Family University don’t need a reminder of the profound impact of Sister Francesca Onley, who retired last year after serving 33 years as president of the Torresdale-based academic institution.

Campaign ’16 is underway

Now that the 2015 elections are over, candidates will be gearing up for the April 26, 2016 primary.

Around town: November 4, 2015

City officials to visit two civic group meetings

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