Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Did your home’s value triple? City has a tax break for you

Longtime residents who this year saw their homes’ assessments more than triple are being invited to participate in a program that could cut their 2014 taxes by hundreds of dollars. Last week, the city began mailing information about the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, or LOOP, to about 80,000 homeowners, said Mark McDonald, Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman. If they’re eligible, homeowners could see tax savings from a few dollars to thousands of dollars, McDonald said. Those tax decreases should average out at about $700, he added.


Bustleton builders seek community support Dec. 18

Local builders will be back before members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League next week with revised plans for two new homes on the 9600 block of Evans Street.


Police paying close attention to neigborhood nuisances

Authorities are cracking down on a few properties that have become neighborhood nuisances, said Pete Specos, the Frankford Civic Association’s president.


Eye doctor has seen changes

Ophthalmologist Dr. John Siliquini Sr. can recall cataract surgery that required large incisions.


S. Philly man shot, dumped in Rhawnhurst

A South Philly man was shot late Sunday in Southwest Philadelphia and driven to Rhawnhurst, where he was dumped and shot again.


Holidays’ dark side

Crooks love the holidays. Their immeasurable bad will is the yin for the yang of everybody else’s yuletide generosity and good cheer.


Council overrides mayor’s med zone veto

Last Thursday, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed a bill that would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug-treatment facilities in the Northeast’s 6th and 10th councilmanic districts.


Frankford woman arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin in Logan

A Frankford woman was arrested Sunday in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin during a late Saturday night quarrel in Logan.


15th PDAC elects officers

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council will be electing the organization’s officers during their Dec. 30 meeting at the Mayfair Community Center.


Officer shoots suspect in Tacony street robbery

An officer on Saturday shot and critically wounded a robbery suspect who police said pointed a shotgun at them near Levick and Vandike streets.