The Northeast Times has been sold to a new group, Broad Street Media LLC effective December 15th. The Times for the last few years has been in the Inquirer/Daily News company. It is too early to say what this will mean to the coverage of the Northeast and especially Frankford.
Broad Street Media, LLC today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the non-daily community publishing assets of the Broad Street Publishing division of Philadelphia Media Network Inc., which recently acquired the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. The purchaser is a newly-formed LLC whose principals include brothers Clifford and Stuart Richner, and Darwin Oordt.
We have been very fortunate to have this great sources of local coverage in this area. It has made my job much easier knowing that I can coast when the Times in the form of John Loftus at the the Frankford Civic or Tom Waring at Northwood is on the job.
Let’s hope these new folks don’t mess with a good thing and have the sense to keep the good people they have on the job.