Articles by John Loftus

Questionable property uses a hot topic in Northwood

Abandoned properties and questionable property uses dominated discussions during the Oct. 21 meeting of the Northwood Civic Association’s members. 

New Burlington store opens at Castor and Cottman avenues

About 75 people applauded and cheered when the new Burlington store at Castor and Cottman opened for business last Friday.

End of an era

In his more than 50 years at Souder and Unruh, Joe Delaney has seen a lot inside his one-chair barber shop.

Bustleton Civic supports zoning variances

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week voted to support zoning variances for two properties on the same block of Geiger Road.

2nd PDAC officers honored

Northeast residents might be seeing a new wrinkle on an old scam, Capt. Frank Palumbo said earlier this month.

Republican candidates visit Normandy Civic

Republican candidates Dee Adcock and Mike Tomlinson earlier this month asked members of the Normandy Civic Association for their support in the upcoming general election.

Penn brings ancient history to the classroom

The Penn Museum will be putting some mummies into the lives of Philadelphia’s public school kids this year. 

Parkwood Civic gets details for cleanup of Shallcross property

Members of the Parkwood Civic gave their support to a homeowner who has a fence taller than allowed by city code and to a local woman’s therapeutic riding business. 

Connecting the community

Work on another link in the city’s system of hiking, jogging and biking trails started last week with ceremonies at Pleasant Hill Park in East Torresdale.

Blast from the past

Think leg warmers, Reeboks, acid-washed jeans, skinny ties and big hair. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 1984 grads are planning to attend their 30th reunion next month at the Quartett Club on Southampton Road dressed in 1980s clothing. Mix in ’80s music and the nostalgia that is the spirit of such an event, and this reunion is shaping up to be one great party.