Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

No election for Millbrook Civic board members

Millbrook Civic Association board members won’t stand for election at the end of this month. Only the current board members were nominated during the association’s Oct. 28 session at the Calvary Athletic Association. 


New bill requires database of vacant properties

There are dangers in the city’s large, dark, empty places, and City Council last week passed a measure that will make them safer, especially for firefighters. The key to that increased safety is information.


Large marijuana stash found in Frankford store

There’s less marijuana in Frankford. More than 38 pounds less.


Improvements planned for El stop

The Margaret-Orthodox stop on the Market-Frankford line will receive new platforms and three new elevators. 


Frankford Business group announces holiday events

The Frankford Business and Professional Association is looking for more members and also has some holiday events coming up.


Frankford Avenue cleanup is Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to sweep through the Frankford commercial corridor on Saturday.


Archbishop confirms Pope’s visit in 2015

Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archbishop last week confirmed that Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia for two or three days during the World Family Conference in September 2015.


15th PDAC honors Officers of the Month

Two guys were really going at it at Torresdale and Hellerman early on Sept. 7, Officer Arthur Green said last week. Turns out they weren’t just fighting; one guy was trying to rob the other.


Chaput confirms Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s archbishop today confirmed that Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia for two or three days during the World Family Conference in September 2015.


Supreme Court denies request to audit campaign finances

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a petition that requests an audit of legislative candidate Jason Dawkins’ campaign finances.