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City needs to help libraries Many Northeast residents don’t know that three of the six branches of the Free Library in Far NE Philadelphia — Holmesburg, Welsh Road and Bustleton — are closed on Saturdays...

St. William to celebrate anniversary

St. William Catholic Church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave., will soon begin celebrating its 100th anniversary. On Jan. 14-16, individuals and families are welcome to have their pictures taken for a commemorative centennial book. To schedule...

Stay toasty with mulled wine

  By Donna Zitter Bordelon Here’s something to mull over. If it’s cider or wine, and it’s getting chilly outside, definitely mull. Make some hot mulled cider or mulled wine, both of which are sure to...

Building his future

When Vanny Channal became an artist, he vowed to use only metal pieces and other building materials that were going to be thrown out. He wanted his art and the materials to deliver a...

A Giant milestone

Northeast Giant Food Stores manager Aaron Abrams reflects on 17 years working at the company as it celebrates its 95th anniversary. Most people may think of working at a grocery store as a part-time job...

Former officer indicted for alleged sexual assault

Thomas O’Neill, a former 2nd Police District officer, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty.     A former Philadelphia police officer was charged by indictment with one count of deprivation of rights...

Butkovitz announces candidacy for mayor

Butkovitz, of Castor Gardens, criticized Kenney for implementing a tax on sugary beverages. He said consumers experienced “sticker shock” after the tax took effect, adding retail shops and beverage company employees have been hurt. “People...

Ladder to success

Early last month, the Philadelphia Fire Department publicly recognized one of its own with the “Firefighter of the Year,” award, and he’s stationed right in the River Wards’ backyard. Firefighter Jason Marcinkiewicz, 46, of Ladder...

Letters to the editor

Guns, not gun control Regarding the California bar shooting, one of the escaped victims described how he felt defenseless to the situation and all he could do was shield himself and a female occupant under...

Crime log: Nov. 14, 2018

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. Oct....
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