Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Then and now

The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934. 


An up-close look at the Far Northeast

When you’re talking about the “Far Northeast,” you don’t get much farther up than Knights and Woodhaven roads.


Changes in the classroom

Northeast Philly has plenty of schools. 


Thieves targeting car air bags

There were 52 thefts from autos recently reported in the 2nd Police District, and many of those crimes involved removal of vehicle air bags.


SEPTA’s police chief to visit Frankford Civic

SEPTA’s police chief, Thomas Nestel III, will speak to Frankford Civic Association members about his force’s operations at neighborhood El stops during their Thursday, Feb. 5, meeting, Pete Specos, the association’s president, said last week.


O’Neill bill targets home occupations

Keeping businesses out of residential neighborhoods is the aim of a bill introduced by City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.)


Normandy Civic Association mulls expanding borders

Members of the Normandy Civic Association last week discussed expanding the organization’s borders to include industrial property south of Comly Road.


2nd Police District tests social media partnership

Two 2nd Police District officers are using neighborhood social media sites to send alerts, crime-prevention tips and other information directly to residents.


Living a fantasy

Somerton author Susan Love recently wrote ‘Ms. Love’s Mystical Island Adventure,’ an animated ebook inspired by her experiences in the classroom.  


Frankford NAC approves variances for lab and duplex

Residents OK’d a request for a special zoning exception by a lab company to operate on Oxford Avenue and a zoning variance for a Ruan Street duplex during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee.