Northeast Times

 Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Princeton Avenue now open to traffic in both directions

A seven-block section of Princeton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia that previously carried eastbound traffic only was converted to a two-way street on Monday. 


Smoking cited as cause of fatal fire in Wissinoming

Careless smoking was the cause of an apartment building fire that claimed the life of a Wissinoming man on Nov. 8, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.


Ten-year-old boy shot in Tacony

A 10-year-old boy found himself standing in the wrong place at the wrong time when gunfire erupted in Tacony on Monday night, wounding him in the leg.


Our holiday fund helps Northeast people in need

I was laid off from my job a few months ago. It’s been hard to keep a roof over our heads, provide food and pay our bills. I would love to see my daughters smile on Christmas. I would appreciate anything your holiday fund could do to help our struggling family.




Teenager tied up during home invasion

A teenager was tied up during a home invasion Monday morning on the 5300 block of Oakland St. in Frankford.


Somerton Civic moves meeting to Nov. 15

The Somerton Civic Association’s November general meeting was postponed by one week to Tuesday, Nov. 15, to avoid conflicting with Election Day.


Heralding the chapel

The Rev. James E. Tallman and his wife Pat cut the ribbon in The Rev. James E. Tallman Meditation Chapel at the Wesley Enhanced Living retirement community, at 8401 Roosevelt Blvd. Rev. Tallman served as president of the facility from 1983-99. The Spiritual Life Campaign, made up of residents, raised $81,000 for construction. Residents, their families and employees are able to pray, meditate and participate in small group study. The chapel features a piece of original artwork, a bronze and gold structure of the Burning Bush and a handcrafted altar. 


Suspect nabbed in Kmart burglary

Philadelphia police on Nov. 2 arrested a man who allegedly burglarized a Frankford Kmart store last month.