Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Republican candidates visit Normandy Civic

Republican candidates Dee Adcock and Mike Tomlinson earlier this month asked members of the Normandy Civic Association for their support in the upcoming general election.


Penn brings ancient history to the classroom

The Penn Museum will be putting some mummies into the lives of Philadelphia’s public school kids this year. 


Parkwood Civic gets details for cleanup of Shallcross property

Members of the Parkwood Civic gave their support to a homeowner who has a fence taller than allowed by city code and to a local woman’s therapeutic riding business. 


Connecting the community

Work on another link in the city’s system of hiking, jogging and biking trails started last week with ceremonies at Pleasant Hill Park in East Torresdale.


Blast from the past

Think leg warmers, Reeboks, acid-washed jeans, skinny ties and big hair. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 1984 grads are planning to attend their 30th reunion next month at the Quartett Club on Southampton Road dressed in 1980s clothing. Mix in ’80s music and the nostalgia that is the spirit of such an event, and this reunion is shaping up to be one great party.


Hundreds audition for ‘Millionaire’ at Philadelphia Mills

A crowd of people aspiring to ethereal tax brackets lined up Thursday afternoon at Dave & Buster’s in the Philadelphia Mills to try out for the long-running game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.


Safety first

A fire drill was held in Somerton last week to increase fire safety awareness.

Engine 58 and Ladder 34 rushed down the 15000 block of Kovats Drive early Wednesday evening and firefighters went right to work.


Stronger police presence throughout 15th District

There are 30 additional police officers in the 15th District, according to Capt. John McCloskey, including more foot patrols along Frankford Avenue.

Capt. John McCloskey is happy he’s got 30 more cops to patrol his busy 15th District, but he said he could be happier. The 15th’s commander said he could always use more manpower and more cars.


Somerton church helps educate about Ebola in Africa

The historic Ebola outbreak has pushed a Northeast church to temporarily change its educational mission in Liberia to concentrate on battling the illness.


Officers of the Month recently honored at 15th PDAC meeting

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council last week honored Officers Stephen Korpalski and Stephanie Johnson as their August Officers of the Month.