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.


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.


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 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.  


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. 


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.


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.


Oxford Circle blaze displaces 12

Twelve people were displaced by an early morning Friday house fire on the 1400 block of Rosalie Street in Oxford Circle. 


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


NEHS plans booster club to keep SPARC in flight

Plans to establish a booster club to keep Northeast High’s decades-old after-school science and space program going are jelling, according to a 1977 alum.