Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

2nd PDAC honors Officer of the Month

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored Baldomiro Soares as the district’s February Officer of the Month during their April 8 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.


One injured in Rhawnhurst house fire

One person was injured in a Rhawnhurst apartment house fire early April 10. Capt. Clifford Gilliam said firefighters from Engine 18 were dispatched to the 8200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard at 1:11 a.m. and arrived there two minutes later to find flames coming from the basement of the three-story building.


Volunteers plentiful during annual citywide spring cleanup

Thousands of volunteers spent a beautiful Saturday morning picking up trash, raking leaves, sweeping pavements, trimming, pruning, painting and planting during the seventh annual citywide spring cleanup.


PGW informs some seniors that they’re ineligible for discount

A Castor Gardens woman who has seen 20 percent shaved from her gas bill for the past 10 years now is going to be paying full price.


Dangers of juvenile crime topic of Stakeholders meeting

Juveniles as young as 15 years old can get themselves deep in grown-up trouble in Pennsylvania and find themselves in prison for life, according to Deputy District Attorney George D. Mosee Jr.


Shero attorney says child molestation case should be retried

Superior Court last week denied a request to send two child molestation cases back to Common Pleas Court, and an attorney for one of the defendants also filed a brief last week in which he stated his client’s case should be retried because of errors by the trial judge and because of new evidence found in a civil suit filed by the prosecution’s primary witness, a former Northeast altar boy.


Union boss discusses future expectations for workers

Union reps of the employees who will lose their jobs early next year when what used to be the old Nabisco plant closes have not yet met with the Boulevard and Byberry facility’s owner to negotiate severance and other benefits.


Zoners grant continuance; attorney needs more time

More than 10 Morrell Park residents and City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) showed up at the Zoning Board of Adjustment last week to oppose a plan to operate a business in a Morrell Avenue home. They went home with a “no decision” because the zoners granted a continuance to applicant Maureen McKeown after her attorney, Joseph Beller, said he needed more time to prepare.


Cops advise seniors to watch out for scammers

There are probably unlimited ways to rile up your neighbors. Here’s a new one:


Community organizations can expect changes in zoning procedures

How and when community organizations find out about local zoning issues, and how much they find out is changing.