Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Lawndale nightclub worker shot

Northeast Detectives are looking for two men they believe were involved in a June 20 shooting in Lawndale.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

A tale of mystery

Who killed Dianna Doll?

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.

‘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.