Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Frankford Y is free of debt and free to be used again

The Frankford Y at Leiper and Arrott went from community asset to community eyesore in the four-plus years since it closed in mid-2009.


Lincoln High field hit by vandals

Vandals did an estimated $50,000 in damage to Lincoln High Schools athletic field in early September.


Homeowners appeal new assessments

More than 18,000 homeowners are appealing their properties’ new assessments with the Board of Revision of Taxes, an agency that typically sees between 1,000 and 2,000 appeal applications annually.


Brotherly love

Jared Brito can recall dying. It’s kind of a cute story.


Frankford Y set to be restored

Some new life has been breathed into the long-vacant New Frankford Community Y building at Leiper and Arrott streets.


DA drops molestation charges against priest

A former Northeast assistant parish pastor won’t be tried on charges he molested a young altar boy more than a decade ago.


Automated purchasing machine ban moves forward

The machines offer quick cash for small electronics, and some feel the easy money fuels rising smartphone thefts.

A bill that outlaws automated purchasing machines like the two in Franklin Mills was voted favorably out of committee last week.


Ex-teacher wants Wilson’s art out of storage

Retired science teacher Marilyn Krupnik has a good idea what she wants done with scores of paintings that were removed from the Wilson Middle School in 2003 and 2004 and put into storage.


City announces tax plan to help some homeowners who have fallen behind

A new bill aims to encourage tax-delinquent homeowners to pay back their taxes by offering a complete or partial reduction of their penalty fees.


On hold

City Council considers banning automated purchasing machines that dispense cash for small electronics.

City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.