Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Proposed law would withhold welfare from noncompliant sex offenders

New law to require sex offenders to register, or be denied welfare benefits


Northeast High’s SPARC program will fly once again

It looks like the Northeast High astronauts stuck up on the International Space Station will be rescued after all.


Alleged ‘Swiss Cheese Pervert’ out on bail

A Montgomery County man who allegedly exposed himself to women in Mayfair while asking them to perform a sexual act on him with Swiss cheese is out on bail.


Popular Rhawnhurst bakery closes its doors

Hesh’s, the Castor Avenue kosher bakery famed for its chocolate chip loaf, is closing, according to a sign on its window and a posting on its website.


Frankford NAC hears zoning concerns

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s zoning panel didn’t support — or oppose — a Edmund Street homeowner’s plans to improve his property on the 4700 block.


Chief LePre honored for 50 years of service with the Phila. Fire Department

Battalion Chief Charles LePre, who last year celebrated his 50th anniversary with the Fire Department, was honored during last week’s LaSalle-George Washington game at the university’s Gola Center. Also honored during a game timeout were two Philadelphia police officers and a paramedic.


Fire claims two lives in Far Northeast home

Two men died in a fatal fire in a Far Northeast home Saturday. The men, who were not named, said Capt. Clifford Gilliam, were believed to be a 69-year-old man and his 32-year-old son. 


End of an era

That “girl from Mayfair” is retiring.


Dawkins joins Democratic race

Jason Dawkins last week announced he’s a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 179th Legislative District.


Lackman renovations to be reviewed

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will review plans for the renovation of Lackman Recreation Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the playground, 1101 Bartlett St.  All neighbors are welcome to attend and review the plans for the project. The renovation should be completed no later than the end of the school year in June, the councilman said in a press release.