Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Neilson nominated for City Council

Members of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee on Tuesday nominated state Rep. Ed Neilson to run for the at-large City Council seat that Bill Green recently left to head up the School Reform Commission. It was unanimous, said U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, city Democratic Party chairman.


Morrell Park resident granted new zoning hearing

A Morrell Park resident will get another shot at persuading the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow her to operate a skin-care business in her single-family home.


New businesses to move into Cottman Ave. vacant store property

A long-vacant Northeast Philadelphia department store property will be occupied and open for business by the Christmas shopping season.


Child advocacy nonprofit helps sexual abuse victims

“What happened?” the little girl was asked.


Tire torture

City streets plagued with more than 11,000 potholes.

You’d think that, with 15 storms this winter that together dropped more than 5 feet of snow, Philly would have set a new snowfall record, but, no, it didn’t. There’s still time, of course, to move up to No. 1. Spring doesn’t show up until the afternoon of March 20. Try to think warm thoughts until then.


Rough riding

City streets dimpled with more than 11,000 potholes.


Celebrate Iraqi culture at museum exhibit

There are several hundred Iraqis living in Northeast Philadelphia, and their culture and their history will be the subjects of a daylong program at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St., on March 8.


Saving Brennan

Brennan Sheerin is a happy, healthy little boy.


Northeast nonprofit helps victims and crime witnesses

A Northeast-based nonprofit can provide financial help to crime victims, the organization’s executive director last week told 15th Police District Advisory Council members.


Union workers urge boycott of Mondelez products

Echoing elected officials’ call for a boycott of Oreos and other snack foods made by Mondelez International, the union whose members will lose their jobs when the company closes its Northeast Philadelphia plant next year also is asking the public not to buy the company’s products.