Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

NE Hospitality Network aids families in need

Families make up what Rachel Falkove and Bob Byrne call the invisible homeless, but they said those families are very visible to a coalition of churches that have joined to provide them shelter.


Morrell Park resident granted new zoning hearing

A Morrell Park resident will get another shot at persuading the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow her to operate a skin-care business in her single-family home.


Expansion project will allow Frankford walking trail to grow

There’s a walking and biking trail right below Frankford that will grow along the Delaware River in the next few years, members of the Frankford Civic Association were told last week.


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


Rough riding

City streets dimpled with more than 11,000 potholes.


Union workers urge boycott of Mondelez products

Echoing elected officials’ call for a boycott of Oreos and other snack foods made by Mondelez International, the union whose members will lose their jobs when the company closes its Northeast Philadelphia plant next year also is asking the public not to buy the company’s products.


Saving Brennan

Brennan Sheerin is a happy, healthy little boy.


Northeast nonprofit helps victims and crime witnesses

A Northeast-based nonprofit can provide financial help to crime victims, the organization’s executive director last week told 15th Police District Advisory Council members.


Councilman urges Bustleton Civic to invest

If you’re going to spend money on anything, members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were told last week, spend your organization’s dollars to preserve your neighborhood.


Celebrate Iraqi culture at museum exhibit

There are several hundred Iraqis living in Northeast Philadelphia, and their culture and their history will be the subjects of a daylong program at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St., on March 8.