Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Zoning a hot topic with Parkwood Civic

A Cliffe Drive resident who built a deck that is closer to a neighbor’s property than allowed by city code last week got the overwhelming support of Parkwood Civic Association members for his application for a zoning variance.


Somerton couple does not sign forfeiture agreement

The District Attorney’s office last week said a Somerton couple wouldn’t have to worry about losing their home if they would sign an agreement that would end forfeiture proceedings against their Ferndale Street property. The couple’s lawyer, however, said they wouldn’t sign.


Residents urged to report vacant houses

The president of the Northwood Civic Association last week urged members to report vacant houses and abandoned cars.


Neighbors dispute planned expansion of Northeast mosque

A man who lives near a Northeast Philadelphia mosque is appealing a zoning board decision to allow the mosque to expand and build a 65-foot minaret.


Greater Bustleton Civic discusses ongoing zoning dispute

Members decided to continue a two-year legal battle with a property owner who is conducting a business in a Haldeman Avenue residence.


Frankford woman, 65, acquitted of animal abuse charges

Frankford’s “Cat Lady” has been acquitted of hundreds of animal abuse charges and intends to sue the SPCA for “destroying my life.”


2nd PDAC honors officers

Narcotics and burglaries kept 2nd Police District officers busy in April, May and June.


Murder suspect dies in prison

Louis C. Hartdegen, 76, will never go to trial on charges he murdered his wife. He was to go on trial on Oct. 27. Police said he murdered his wife of 50 years in May 2013.


Frankford ‘Cat Lady’ cleared of animal abuse charges

Frankford’s “Cat Lady” has been acquitted of hundreds of animal abuse charges and intends to sue the SPCA for “destroying my life.”


City schools taken off ‘persistently dangerous’ list

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did not put any Philadelphia schools on its 2014-2015 list of “persistently dangerous schools.”