Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


Celebrating 100 years

Income tax became law in 1913. Some good things happened 100 years ago, too.


Harbor View announces closure

Harbor View, a senior citizens apartment building on the 9500 block of State Road, will close within the next few months.


Aging is changing

In the past, nursing homes have been modeled after hospitals, not homes. Throughout the Northeast, that concept is rapidly changing. 


Plenty of fun in the park this summer

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will be giving away free water ice and pretzels on Wednesday evenings this month along with information about the creek that skirts the Lower Northeast. TTF also will conduct guided tours of the trails that cut through Tacony Creek Park.


New law aims to prohibit all types of synthetic marijuana

Gov. Tom Corbett earlier this month signed legislation that makes it harder for the makers of synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs to dodge arrest.


NE schools fare well in inventory check

Every year, the city controller does a random check of equipment inventories and petty cash accounts at city schools, and every year, finds that stuff is missing.


DUI arrest in Oxford Circle crash

A Lower Northeast woman was arrested on DUI charges after two children and two adults were injured in a Saturday night auto accident in Oxford Circle.


Bustleton home infested with dead cats, rats, fleas

PSPCA workers were back in Bustleton on Monday to search for cats believed to be  hiding in a decrepit, vermin-infested home.


A cool perspective

Fox Chase's Cindy Masiejczyk has some of her art on display at the Abington Art Center.