Northeast Times

 Articles by Northeast Times Staff

Santa’s sitting down on the job

With just two weeks until Christmas, the special requests are starting to come fast and furious for Santa Claus as he greets youngsters at the Franklin Mills mall. Santa listens to what Charlotte Codd, 6, has to say during a Thursday morning chat about her Christmas wishes and the exciting day that’s just around the corner. 


Crime Log

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.


Toys for Tots has helpers

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Philadelphia Fire Department and Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross have joined forces this holiday season to deliver smiles and good cheer to children and families.


Special salute for teen

Boy Scout Troop 444 and the family of Jared Celona congratulate his achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Court of Honor was held Dec. 3 at St. Christopher School in Somerton. 





Your generosity is giving others a happy holiday

Another holiday season is at hand, just more than two weeks away, and it’s another holiday season when readers of the Northeast Times have again been so compassionate and caring in helping us to provide turkey dinners and presents to people in need in our region.



Drug-dealing couple facing prison terms

Akexander Rivera and his wife, Ileana Vidal, did business in North Philadelphia, authorities claim, but they called Tacony home. The couple are unlikely to return home anytime soon after their convictions last week on numerous federal drug charges.