Northeast Times

 Articles by Lillian Swanson

Editorial: Take this tax break

City residents who live in their own homes have only one month left to file for a Homestead Exemption. What is a big mystery is that tens of thousands of homeowners who are eligible for this significant tax break have failed to apply for it.


O’Neill: ‘A leg up’ on removing dam hazard

Councilman details plan that would cut channel in Pennypack Creek dam and eliminate swimming hole just above the dam.


O’Neill to meet with city agencies to seek action on dam

City Councilman Brian O’Neill said he will meet Wednesday with representatives of three city agencies to discuss how to remove or breach a dam in Pennypack Park where five young people have died or been in danger over the last three years.


Editorial: Time for more fine tuning

 Pennsylvania’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives split almost evenly last week when it came time to vote on an amendment that would have cut off funding for the National Security Agency program that collects data on the phone calls Americans make.


Editorial: Tear down this dam and save young lives

 Last Thursday afternoon, when the mercury rose to 97 degrees, the pool of water above the dam in the Pennypack Creek in Bustleton remained inviting but unbroken.


Editorial: Boiling over

Issues of race, which always simmer right below the surface in America, have boiled over twice in the long days of this hot and humid summer.


Editorial: Erase this mess

If Forrest Gump were observing the latest mess involving Philadelphia public schools, he might sum it up this way: “Life is just a box of erasers.”


American Legion Post 735 honors vets at banquet

Celebrate: The Fralinger String Band plays military service tunes at the banquet held at the post on June 29.


Editorial: Time to pony up

Teachers, parents and students took their cause to Harrisburg on Tuesday, to try to talk sense to state lawmakers and rally support for increased funding of public schools across Pennsylvania.


Editorial: A spy thriller?

As the revelations about our government’s secret national security programs spread around the globe, it sometimes feels like we have been sucked into the pages of a Robert Ludlum spy novel.