Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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. 


Butkovitz speaks at Bustleton Civic League meeting

City Controller Alan Butkovitz spoke about how the Keystone Opportunity Zones have cost the city $10 for every tax dollar brought in, city contracts and the proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works during the March 26 meeting of the Greater Bustleton Civic League.


Work will begin this week on trail to Rush Park

Work was scheduled to begin this week on a hiking-biking-equestrian trail that will link Junod Playground on Dunks Ferry Road in Parkwood to Poquessing Creek Park and on to Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and the Boulevard.


Work underway at Hedge Street park

Work is progressing at Frankford’s small Hedge Street park, and new playground equipment will be installed later this month, said Kimberly Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.  


PSPCA takes 239 cats from Frankford home

The woman who allegedly housed 239 cats in unsanitary conditions in a Frankford property will face animal cruelty and other charges, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.


Money talks

The Northeast Times takes a look at the projected sale of Philadelphia Gas Works and how it could affect your monthly bill.

Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.


Surveillance footage leads police to double murder suspect

It was surveillance footage that led detectives to a suspect in a Frankford double murder, according to Capt. John McCloskey.