The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934.
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.
The future is bright for Northeast Philly’s political scene. Local politicians are thriving in various new roles.
Editor’s note: Here’s how the Times reported the Oct. 30, 1994 demolition of Sears by staff writer Mary Jane Thompson.
Bruce wants a new playmate
The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will dedicate its Feb. 4 meeting to discussion of the Northeast Times’ 80th anniversary issue.
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.
Two sisters from the Northeast gave birth to girls five hours apart on Jan. 19 at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook.
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.