Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

IRS has $31 million from 2010 federal tax returns

The IRS has some money for Pennsylvanians. The tax-collection agency has about $31 million for more than 37,000 of the commonwealth’s residents.


Four police officers honored by 2nd PDAC

Kevin Doerr and Sean King had a busy December. The 2nd Police District officers made arrests in a couple of shootings and busted two people now charged in connection with a string of burglaries. Officers Stephen Nagy and Ronald Cain quickly got hold of two suspects who had robbed a man at a Castor Avenue bus stop.


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


Residents cannot place trash in business cans

Here’s a new wrinkle on the city’s seemingly undying trash and litter problem, and the odd thing about it is that it’s about actually putting out the trash.


Neighborhood spring cleanups are April 5

If you built up your muscles shoveling snow this winter, then you’re feeling fit and ready to play happy cleanup in your neighborhood. Right?


Free educational program offered to small businesses owners

The owners of established small businesses who want those businesses to grow can participate in an educational program that will put them on a path to fulfilling their entrepreneurial visions and help them with strategies to raise the capital they need.


Tony Danza back at NEHS for talent show

TV star Tony Danza, who briefly taught at Northeast High School for a cable network show, will emcee the school’s talent show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. He’ll also perform a song-and-dance routine. The show is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Students, who purchase tickets ahead of showtime, can get them for $5. Everyone else who buys ahead of time will pay $7.


Tire torture

City streets plagued with more than 11,000 potholes.

You’d think that, with 15 storms this winter that together dropped more than 5 feet of snow, Philly would have set a new snowfall record, but, no, it didn’t. There’s still time, of course, to move up to No. 1. Spring doesn’t show up until the afternoon of March 20. Try to think warm thoughts until then.


New businesses to move into Cottman Ave. vacant store property

A long-vacant Northeast Philadelphia department store property will be occupied and open for business by the Christmas shopping season.


Neilson nominated for City Council

Members of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee on Tuesday nominated state Rep. Ed Neilson to run for the at-large City Council seat that Bill Green recently left to head up the School Reform Commission. It was unanimous, said U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, city Democratic Party chairman.