Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.
By Shannon McDonald
The city’s larger media outlets could not agree this weekend when a speeding driver injured two police officers early Sunday morning.
The accident happened around 1 a.m. on the 4200-block of Aramingo Avenue. That’s about all the reporters can agree on.
Action News put a Port Richmond label on the scene, but the accident occurred above the I-95 ramp. Reporters at FOX29 will only say the incident took place on Aramingo Avenue – no neighborhood, or even an intersection. NBC10 initially reported the accident in Frankford, but the story has since been removed.
The most obvious error came from the Inquirer, which stated the accident happened in the Bridesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. There’s been a debate over this for decades, but Bridesburg is not in the NEast.
Not only are all these reporters getting it wrong, they can’t even agree on how to do it.