Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

City breaks ground at new NE police training center

Capping years of planning, ground was broken at the city’s new police training center off Woodhaven Road on Monday morning.


7th Police District offers crime prevention tips

You were outside mowing your front lawn and then you headed to your backyard. What did you do wrong?


2nd PDAC honors two Officers of the Month

Cops are supposed to look around. When they see somebody else doing it, he gets their attention.


Supreme Court to review two legal issues in Lynn case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to look at two legal issues key to the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the former archdiocesan administrator whose child endangerment conviction was reversed on appeal last year.


SPARC program will fly again next week

Northeast High’s space program, whose wings seemed permanently clipped just a few months ago, will be flying again next week.


City permit revoked from Morrell Park resident

A permit allowing Maureen McKeown to operate a skin-care business in her home was revoked earlier this month.

A city permit that would have allowed a Morrell Park resident to operate a skin-care business in her home has been revoked.


Planned Frankford garden gets financial help

Plans to create a garden on the 4600 block of Paul Street got a financial boost. Plans have fallen through to put a sculpture at Womrath Park at Kensington and Frankford avenues, Kimberly Washington told members of the Frankford Parks Group on April 29, so some of the $120,000 budgeted for that could be used for improvements to a lot at Paul and Frankford, said Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.


Hometown harmony

Sarah Boxmeyer, who grew up on Friendship Street in Mayfair, is the only Philadelphian in this year’s graduating class at the Curtis Institute of Music.

When Sarah Boxmeyer was 5, she saw a one-man band. One of the instruments he was playing was an accordion, and she was hooked. 


Franklin Mills roads will receive $1.5 million upgrade

Potholes in Franklin Mills’ driveways and parking lots generate a lot of neighborhood complaints, according to talk last week at the Millbrook Civic Association’s meeting at Calvary Athletic Association on Deerpath Lane.


Citizenship naturalization ceremony held at Northeast High

One hundred people from 46 countries changed nationalities last week and became American citizens during ceremonies at Northeast High.