Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

What is that little brown and black bird?

What’s that bird with a shiny black body and neck and head the color of dung?


Residents unable to return home after Fox Chase fire

Residents of a Fox Chase condominium building hit by a Jan. 30 fire are wondering when they’ll be able to go home. They might not return soon. Why is kind of a complicated story. 


Lawncrest Recreation Center hosts peace rally

Capt. Frank Palumbo looked at the kids playing basketball at the Lawncrest Recreation Center. 


Increased crime a hot topic at Frankford Civic Association meeting

Some residents who live around the intersection of Worth and Orthodox streets want to talk to police about loitering, drug sales and prostitution in their neighborhood.


Hurricane response planning discussed at meeting

Mark Twain, who had more of his own oneliners than Henny Youngman ever would, famously quoted his friend essayist Charles Dudley Warner, that everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. On Tuesday, some people gave it a try.


GWHS officer’s cause of death was heart disease

A Philadelphia School District police officer who was found unconscious in a Washington High bathroom last week died of severe coronary heart disease, according to the Montgomery County coroner.


Gibbons PAL Center looks for a new home

This is one of those good news-bad news stories.


Accused priest allowed to return to ministry

A priest accused of molesting minors who has been on leave since 2011 has been ruled suitable to return to ministry, Archbishop Charles Chaput, leader of Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese, announced Sunday.


Tacony renovations embrace local history

Things have been happening along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony.


School district police officer dies at Washington High

A veteran school district police officer was found dead at Washington High School Monday afternoon.