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    Religious Events: January 28, 2015

    All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,

    An in-depth look at Tacony history

    Tacony was carved out of the banks of the Delaware River and the area is reflected in land records dating to the 1670s. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city.   

    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.

    80 reasons to love NE Philly

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a comprehensive list of some of the things that make Northeast Philadelphia a truly significant and special place to live. The list is in no particular order. Please tell us what you love most about Northeast Philadelphia in a letter to the editor. All letters can be submitted by email to or mailed to 3412 Progress Drive, Suite C, Bensalem, PA 19020.  

    Timeless Talent

    Before the Philadelphia Eagles hit the gridiron, the Frankford Yellow Jackets represented the City of Brotherly Love. In 1926, they won the NFL championship.   

    A Hall of memories

    In an athletics-crazed town like Philadelphia, the natural assumption is that a commemorative sports Hall of Fame would have been in existence for at least a handful of decades.

    80th anniversary resolution

    Ed Neilson sponsored the following resolution while a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

    An up-close look at the Far Northeast

    When you’re talking about the “Far Northeast,” you don’t get much farther up than Knights and Woodhaven roads.

    So long, Sears!

    Editor’s note: Here’s how the Times reported the Oct. 30, 1994 demolition of Sears by staff writer Mary Jane Thompson.

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