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Letters to the Editor: February 18, 2015

A plan to improve voting


Support is available for new caretakers

Caretakers come in all sizes, shapes, genders and ethnicities.


Letters to the Editor: February 11, 2015

Fighting in Philadelphia


It’s the little things that matter on Valentine’s Day

We are standing in the kitchen glaring at one another. 


Glaucoma is undiagnosed in 50 percent of the general population

There is a way of speaking in every culture, whether in a professional field or another country.


Cupid’s chocolate cake

Perhaps Charles Schulz’s Peanuts character, Lucy Van Pelt, said it best, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” And maybe some port wine, too.


Op-ed: Law enforcement officers deserve to be treated with respect

Since 1947, the Philadelphia Police Department has partnered with residents, businesses and local community leaders to run the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, or PAL.


Letters to the Editor: February 4, 2015

Embracing NE history


Food for Fat Tuesday

We are in the throes of Mardi Gras season, which started officially on Jan. 6, the birthday of St. Joan of Arc, France’s patron saint. The date also celebrates the Feast of The Three Kings, the Epiphany. New Orleans kick starts its Carnival on this date each year with a  parade, its first of the season. Merrymaking continues and culminates with the festivities this year on Feb. 17 - Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday, the final day of Carnival. 


Puttin’ on the Ritz

The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.