Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Nine displaced after Northeast apartment fire

Nine people were displaced Sept. 4 by a fire in a West Torresdale apartment building. No one was injured, said Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison.


Deadline is Friday to apply for Homestead Exemption

You probably won’t have much luck getting a substantial city real estate tax break after Friday. Because Friday — and, yes, it is Friday the 13th — is the deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption.


Small businesses targeted in phone scam

It’s all nonsense, so don’t fall for it.


Councilwoman, volunteers promote tax break

When is a tax break not a tax break?


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month

Six patrol officers who made arrests in three violent crimes have been honored by the 2nd Police District Advisory Council and Capt. Frank Palumbo, the district’s commander, as officers of the month — for May, June and July.


PECO warns of latest small-business scam

There have been 54 attempts at conning PECO’s customers in Philly and its Pennsylvania suburbs. Don't fall for it.


Shootings are down in the 15th district

Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District commander, said shootings in the district, the city’s largest and busiest, are down 50 percent over last year.


Wire art represents city’s homicide victims

Three hundred thirty-one.


Art imitating life

Mayfair native Rachel Holt said she based her one-act, one-woman show on real life experiences of dealing with loved ones who have struggled with drug addiction. 


Lawmaker will host meeting on drug rehabs

State Rep. James Clay (D-179th dist.) will be conducting a town hall meeting on illegal recovery houses in Frankford from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the second-floor conference room of Aria Health’s Frankford campus, 4900 Frankford Ave.