Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

A lifetime of beautiful creations

Dorothy Maminski, 97, has two sewing machines to make dresses for girls 3- to 12-years-old who live in the impoverished Parish of Child Jesus in Chimalhuacan, Mexico.

Dorothy Maminski went to work at 14. By 17, she was working in garment factories and stayed in that profession for 50 years. Maminski is now retired, but only in that she’s not working for a living.


179th Legislative District race determined by 89 votes

If there was a primary contest this year that underlined how much weight every vote has, it was in the Lower Northeast’s 179th Legislative District.


2nd PDAC honors two Officers of the Month

Cops are supposed to look around. When they see somebody else doing it, he gets their attention.


City breaks ground at new NE police training center

Capping years of planning, ground was broken at the city’s new police training center off Woodhaven Road on Monday morning.


Normandy gets mixed results

A couple of recent Normandy Civic Association events were plusses and minuses for the organization’s finances.


Normandy Civic gets mixed results from recent events

A couple of recent Normandy Civic Association events were plusses and minuses for the organization’s finances.


Section of Verree Road to close for repairs

A small section of Verree Road in Bustleton will be closed for three weeks to a month to repair damage caused by an early Monday-morning water main break.



7th Police District offers crime prevention tips

You were outside mowing your front lawn and then you headed to your backyard. What did you do wrong?


SPARC program will fly again next week

Northeast High’s space program, whose wings seemed permanently clipped just a few months ago, will be flying again next week.