Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Two men rob Northwood store, assault worker

Police are looking for two men who robbed a Northwood store and assaulted an employee on June 25. 


PGW imposters target Bustleton residents

Greater Bustleton Civic League members got updates on neighborhood zoning issues and recreation center renovations, heard about utility worker impostors trying to get into homes and learned a once legal left turn off of Grant Avenue is now illegal.


Residents tell captain of drugs, prostitution

About 40 Frankford and Northwood residents turned out last week to tell their police district commander about crime in their neighborhoods.


Cop arrested for encouraging fights

A city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging her children to engage in fights in the Northeast.


Firehouse at Bustleton and Bowler to reopen

The firehouse at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street that has been closed for renovations since winter is reopening.


Alleged bank robber hops a bus after heist

Police caught the alleged culprit in a very low-budget bank robbery last week by stopping his getaway vehicle — a SEPTA bus — and taking him into custody.


‘Just say no’

Philadelphia Gas Works workers rally against utility’s sale during a recent protest.

Unionized Philadelphia Gas Works employees have been against the proposed sale of the utility since it was announced earlier this year.


City Council votes to ease enforcement of marijuana laws

City Council members last week eased enforcement of marijuana laws in Philadelphia by voting to reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of weed from arrest to a $25 citation.


Car burglars caught on tape

Police have nice clear recordings of two guys they believe broke into a car parked on an Oxford Circle street, and detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the men.


Church seeks property developer

The reason the Police Athletic League is looking for a new home for its Gibbons center at 6901 Rising Sun is that the church that owns the building can’t afford to keep it.