Articles by John Loftus

Neighborhood Advisory Committee to discuss zoning

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee will look at two zoning variance applications.

More than a century of memories

What a difference more than 100 years make — actually, a lot more than 100 years.

A family legacy

Victoria Wyeth provides students with a very personal portrait of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists.  

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.