Contrary to a once-popular belief, eating eggplant does not cause insanity. Eggplant, once referred to as “mala insane” or the raging apple, was thought to cause a host of ailments. Grown first in India and Pakistan 4,000 years ago, eggplants are members of the nightshade family, along with tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. Thomas Jefferson loved his vegetables. Disregarding the eggplant’s bad reputation, he introduced it into his Monticello garden.
Editor’s note: Seneca Williams was originally mis-identified as Seneca Wallace in the print version of this story. A correction will print in next week’s edition of the Northeast Times.
Philadelphia’s police union leader vowed to invest “six figures” to support mayoral candidate Jim Kenney while directing some biting words at Kenney’s primary election opponents during the April 14 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.
Fox Chase Elementary School welcomed a few new faces last Wednesday and they instantly became the most popular kids in school, although some of them could’ve used a bit more soap and water.
Did Pepper Pot Soup play a role in winning the American Revolution? Is it “the soup that won the war,” or is that just a lot of tripe?
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The president of Philadelphia’s leading organization of real estate agents is fed up with the city’s inability or unwillingness to collect delinquent taxes and he’s looking for others who share his disgust. More specifically, he wants agents who work or live in the Northeast to hop on board.