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    The power of plums

    Confucius wrote about them. Alexander the Great and then Julius Caesar brought them to the Mediterranean region through trade. Early settlers brought them to the New World. Luther Burbank, the “Plant Wizard” botanist, horticulturist and pomologist (cultivator of fruit trees), grew, studied and documented plum trees grown in California, and produced new hybrid varieties. 


    Luscious lemons

    “When life hands you a lemon … make lemonade.”


    Northeast posthumously pays homage to fallen star

    Mike Kamen scored more than 1,400 points in his career at Northeast; last week, the school retired his jersey.  


    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.


    ‘They gave us our freedom’

    It was Dec. 18, 1944, and the members of Stanley Wojtusik’s U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division found themselves surrounded by Nazis. Two days earlier, the Germans had launched what would be their last major offensive of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge.



    ‘Pretty, perky Peggy King’ to appear at Act II Playhouse

    Her given name is Peggy King. But when the singer appeared on The George Gobel Show back in the ‘50s, old lonesome George said she was “pretty and perky,” and that moniker just stuck.


    Feeling like the only person in America not on vacation

    Yoo-hoo! Is anybody out there? Come out, come out, wherever you are!


    Fighting forfeiture

    A Somerton couple was forced out of their home and told the DA’s office will seize the property because of their son’s drug arrest.

    A Northeast couple has been trying to keep their Somerton home from becoming the District Attorney’s office’s property. Christos and Markela Sourovelis said representatives of the DA’s office forced them out of their Ferndale Street home in early May, telling the couple that the office will take the property from them because of their son’s March drug arrest.