Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

NE students going back to space

Some Northeast High kids are going to the moon on Friday, but they’ll be home in time for school dismissal.


Lawncrest firefighter dies battling blaze

A veteran firefighter from Lawncrest’s Engine 64 perished early Tuesday while battling a West Oak Lane basement fire. Joyce Craig-Lewis, 36, is the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.


Judge student to stand trial for murder

A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.


Honors for a real Angel

After 34 years working with preschoolers at McIlvain Playground, Angel Brandan has some funny stories to tell. Her favorite is the one about the little boy who brought his mother’s inflatable bra to what turned out to be kind of an advanced placement “show and tell.”


Frankford Civic supports SafeCam program

Frankford Civic Association members are hoping more and more residents and business owners who have security cameras make their surveillance recordings available to the police through the city’s SafeCam program.


Firefighter injured in vacant apartment fire

A firefighter was injured early Monday morning while battling a vacant apartment house blaze on the 1200 block of Arrott Street.


Avoid theft and scams this holiday season

You better watch out.


Triple shooting in Frankford

Three young men were shot Sunday night on the 4700 block of Penn Street in Frankford.


Suspect sought in ATM robbery

Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a woman making a deposit at a Castor Avenue ATM last week.


Police search for teen who assaulted uncle

Police are looking for a Lawncrest teen they said assaulted and critically injured his 58-year-old uncle in the Sentner Street home they shared.