Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.



Normandy gardener wins first place in PHS contest

More than 350 gardeners entered this year’s contest. Only one blue ribbon winner hailed from the Northeast.

Just one Northeast Philadelphia gardener won a blue ribbon in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual garden contest.


Ladder falls off vehicle, injures cop on I-95

A red ladder fell off a vehicle on Interstate 95 late Sunday afternoon, triggering an accident that injured a Philadelphia police officer. 


Crime, drugs discussed at Frankford Civic meeting

Neighborhood crime and a couple of zoning issues dominated the informal discussions at last week’s Frankford Civic Association meeting, with a local pastor talking about the easy availability of drugs and “anything you want” at some local stores.


Children suffer minor injuries in bus crash

Six children suffered minor injuries Oct. 8 when their school bus crashed into five cars and ended up on a lawn, police said.