Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

DA talks bullying with students

Philadelphia’s district attorney went back to school this week to teach a lesson about bullying.


Castor Gardens man charged with brother’s murder

A 34-year-old Princeton Avenue man has been charged in the Sunday-morning death of his older brother, whom police said they found wrapped in a sheet with packing material.


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.


BRT asking 2,000 residents to consider dropping appeals

On Monday, Chris Artur got a letter from the Board of Revision of Taxes that made him laugh.


New PECO scam gaining traction in the city as the holidays approach

PECO customers are cautioned to be on the lookout for a scam that can swindle many out of their hard earned cash. 


New Northeast medical practices must now seek zoning variances

City Council last week made it more difficult to open up a methadone clinic in the Northeast.


No final decision made about Mondelez closing

State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.


Free Obamacare help is available

There are people out there who will help you find health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and given that the law is so complex, you might need a little assistance figuring out if you’re eligible. 


Bustleton neighbors want discussions with developers

A Bustleton man who wants to demolish an Evans Street house and replace it with two single-family homes last week didn’t get the support of Greater Bustleton Civic League members.


Water main break creates mess at Red Lion & Verree

It was a beautiful morning on Monday, except at Verree and Red Lion roads. There, the day started out wet, muddy and irritating.