Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Bustleton league wins zoning decision appeal

A judge has told the city’s zoning board to rethink a decision that allows a dental-implant manufacturing business to temporarily operate out of a Haldeman Avenue residence.


Frankford park to undergo extensive improvements

There are big plans for a little Frankford park.


Cop: Man killed wife over missing money

A quarrel over missing money led a 75-year-old Castor Gardens man to strangle his wife on May 6, according to a homicide detective’s Municipal Court testimony on Tuesday.


The golden years

Philadelphia Fire Department batallion chief and deputy fire marshal Charles LePre celebrates a monumental career milestone. 


A taste of success

Chefs from five Wesley Enhanced Living facilities competed for top honors last month in a bacon-themed cook-off.  


Horticultural havens

N.J. judges visit Northeast Philly horticultural triumphs.



Cars torched in Somerton lot

Police are investigating a deliberately set fire that raced through 24 empty cars in Somerton early Tuesday.


Rhawnhurst man dies in three-car crash

A Strahle Street man who was driving the wrong way on Aramingo Avenue was killed early Saturday in a three-car accident, police said.


PSPCA continues to search for cats in Bustleton home

A Bustleton home so infested with vermin that it was declared unfit for human habitation likely won’t be demolished by the city even though the Department of Licenses and Inspections also posted it as structurally unsafe.