Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

‘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.


Northwood Civic discusses improvements for local park

Crime, quality-of-life issues and park upkeep dominated members’ discussions during the Northwood Civic Association’s June 17 meeting at St. James Church.


A tale of mystery

Who killed Dianna Doll?


Cops looking for ShopRite cigarette thief

Police have released surveillance recordings of a man seen in a Frankford Avenue ShopRite who they said stole 20 cartons of cigarettes.


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.


NE man, 89, arrested in connection to WWII concentration camps

An 89-year-old Northeast man who had worked in the infamous Auschwitz death camp during World War II was arrested by federal authorities last week on a request for his extradition to Germany.


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.


Pine Road bridge gets new weight restriction

Pine Road’s bridge over Pennypack Creek is getting a new weight restriction of 20 tons while the Streets Department repairs some deterioration recently discovered.


PGW employees protest proposed sale

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


Murt bill targets revenge porn

The things we do for love … and live to regret.