Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

$9,000 windfall just a con game

The callers say they’re from the government and they want to give you $9,000.


2nd PDAC honors local officers

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council on Feb. 11 honored officers for outstanding police work.


Zoning topic of next Frankford Civic meeting

Frankford Civic Association members last week were supposed to be asked to support a local businessman’s plan to put a snack bar in his Torresdale Avenue car wash, but the business owner didn’t make a presentation.


Lynn lawyer requests denial of DA’s appeal

The lawyer for a Catholic cleric whose historic 2012 child-endangerment conviction was reversed late last year asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to deny the District Attorney’s appeal of that reversal.


Councilman discusses Philly’s voice with Millbrook Civic

Councilman David Oh thinks Philly loses influence in Harrisburg because city officials must resign their seats if they want to campaign for any posts other than their own.


The cookie crumbles

What had been a Nabisco plant for decades will turn off its ovens next year.

More than 350 jobs will be lost when the old Nabisco bakery at the Boulevard and Byberry closes early next year, lawmakers are saying.


City to spend $400K to upgrade Lackman Rec Center

A nice crowd turned out on a cold night Feb. 5 to hear about plans to renovate the Lackman Rec Center in Bustleton. City Councilman Brian O’Neill, who hosted the meeting at the rec center on the 1100 block of Bartlett Street, said between 20 and 30 people showed up for the evening session held just hours after the region’s worst ice storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of PECO customers.


The Watchmen

There are Philadelphia police officers and civilian employees who are sitting in a room in South Philly who can track a smartphone stolen in Oxford Circle, watch what’s going on at Arrott and Griscom streets in Frankford, search for a car believed to be involved in a murder and look for crime patterns.


Mondelez closes old Nabisco plant

The iconic old Nabisco bakery will be closed by early next year, the facility’s current owner, Mondelez International, announced today. Mondelez spokes­wo­man Laurie Guzzinati this afternoon said Mondelez was consolidating its East Coast operations and will invest heavily in facilities in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va. The company said 350 employees will lose their jobs.


Bustleton Civic says farewell to 7th Police District captain

Capt. Joseph Zaffino is retiring on Feb. 28 after more than 32 years on the police force.

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week supported, opposed and tied on neighborhood zoning questions, heard about the temporary closing of a local firehouse and said goodbye to the commander of the 7th Police District.