Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus


Stolen bread trays, ongoing drug problems discussed at meeting

A Frankford man recently was arrested after police found he allegedly had stored more than 600 stolen plastic bread trays on the porch of his home on the 5000 block of Darrah Street.


Residents urged to make impact statements

Amir Bandy, a 24-year-old Frankford drug dealer, is serving 20 to 40 months in state prison. When he was sentenced for this drug-dealing conviction in November, a local pastor and two police officers spoke about the impact that the narcotics trade has on the Frankford community.


Northeast High senior named mayor for a day

Northeast High senior Donte Meares ran the city for a day last week … and he survived to tell about it.


Gibbons PAL given additional time to find new location

The Gibbons PAL center on Rising Sun Avenue has been looking for a new home. It just got a little more time to find one.


Former journalist recalls working for Pope Paul VI at Paul’s Run gathering

Edward Eisen described himself as a “newspaper guy” in the early 1970s when he was asked to handle public relations for Pope Paul VI’s 1976 visit to Philadelphia.


Some water mains to be replaced in Northwood and Frankford

Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio last week told residents that some water mains will soon be replaced in Northwood and Frankford.


School Reform Commission approves new MaST school

John F. Swoyer III received some good news from the School Reform Commission last week, but it came with a little uncertainty.


Public meets with NE police during town hall meeting

Members of the public got a chance to meet the brass last week and also to tell the Northeast’s top cops what concerns them in their neighborhoods.


Wind takes down steeple on Burholme church

If you ever needed an example of a bad thing happening in the best possible way, a likely nominee would be how the Burholme Baptist Church’s steeple toppled during high winds Sunday morning.