Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

15th PDAC announces new community relations officer

There is a new community relations officer at the 15th Police District, members of the district’s advisory council learned at their Sept. 30 session. Officer Keisha Jacobs, with the department since 1998, is replacing Officer Sharon Krause, who has been the 15th’s CRO for several years and is now the district’s Compstat officer.


Happy trails

The city has laid out plans for the trail along Frankford Creek. The paved path will take hikers and bikers to the Delaware River.

Picture the Frankford Creek. Go ahead.


Reduced bail for accused priest

A judge on Tuesday reduced bail for a Catholic priest accused of molesting an 11-year-old Northeast altar boy more than a decade ago.


Bail hearing set for jailed Lincoln High School building engineer

A bail hearing will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 11, for a Lincoln High building engineer who police said threatened to shoot “any cop that looks at me wrong.”


Castor Gardens woman dies in car crash

A 36-year-old Castor Gardens woman died early Sunday of injuries she received in a two-car accident involving a vehicle that was traveling northbound in the southbound center lanes of the 7400 block of the Roosevelt Boulevard.


Street thefts discussed at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.


Weapons found in Lincoln High employee’s truck

The locks have been changed at Lincoln High School, police said Friday.


Charges filed against former assistant pastor

A 75-year-old Catholic priest charged with molesting a Northeast boy more than a decade ago is in custody with bail set at $1 million.


A love story

Jill Landgrebe comes back home after work each day and does what most people do — eats dinner with her family and relaxes.


Bank robber sought

A brightly garbed young man robbed the First Trust Bank branch on the 1900 block of Cottman Avenue Monday morning.