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    Housing for low-income seniors could be headed to Liddonfield site

    The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is getting a better sense of what the Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to do with the former Liddonfield housing project property, but the neighborhood group isn’t too happy with what it’s seeing.

    Northeast teams to meet in softball championship games

    It is indeed a busy time for spring student-athletes, as many of them are preparing for graduation and attempting to win a championship at the same time. With so much happening all at once, here’s an update on where some area high school baseball, softball and lacrosse teams stand with the seasons reaching their endpoints:

    St. Cecilia School eighth-grader allegedly brings pot to class

    A student of St. Cecilia School in Fox Chase was escorted from the building by police after school officials allegedly caught him with marijuana in class.

    Letters to the Editor: February 18, 2015

    A plan to improve voting

    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.

    A tale of the Times

    Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.

    Somerton fortune teller blindsided by ruling

    A fortune teller probably had a feeling that the vote wouldn’t go her way when she attended the monthly Somerton Civic Association meeting on Dec. 9 seeking support for a zoning variance that would allow her to continue seeing clients in her Bustleton Avenue home.

    Donations needed for community fund

    Hanukkah begins next week, and Christmas is just two weeks away. Many Jews and Christians are looking forward to a nice meal with loved ones and the exchanging of gifts.


    Ryan got its first playoff football win since 2004 behind the joint efforts of Samir Bullock and Bobby McDevitt.