Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Did your home’s value triple? City has a tax break for you

Longtime residents who this year saw their homes’ assessments more than triple are being invited to participate in a program that could cut their 2014 taxes by hundreds of dollars. Last week, the city began mailing information about the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, or LOOP, to about 80,000 homeowners, said Mark McDonald, Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman. If they’re eligible, homeowners could see tax savings from a few dollars to thousands of dollars, McDonald said. Those tax decreases should average out at about $700, he added.


Mass. man arrested after swiping ambulance in Frankford

A Massachusetts man is under arrest, charged with stealing an ambulance in Frankford, police said.


Frankford woman arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin in Logan

A Frankford woman was arrested Sunday in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin during a late Saturday night quarrel in Logan.


Bustleton home unfit for habitation, likely will be torn down

A Bustleton home that in July was found filled with vermin, trash and animal waste as well as several dead cats likely will be torn down.


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.


DA talks bullying with students

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


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.


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.


Officer shoots suspect in Tacony street robbery

An officer on Saturday shot and critically wounded a robbery suspect who police said pointed a shotgun at them near Levick and Vandike streets.


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.