Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Weathering the storm

With more than 10 hurricanes predicted for the 2013 season, now is the time for Northeast residents to prepare. 


Council sets 2014 tax rate

As expected, City Council on June 13 set a tax rate, or millage, of $1,340 per $100,000 of property value. Members also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption for owners who live in their homes.


Calling all green thumbs for citywide garden contest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is inviting green-thumbed competitors to enter the 2013 Citywide Garden Contest.


Lengthy terms ordered in child molestation case

Two men convicted of molesting a boy from St. Jerome parish asked for mercy last week, but got none. Mercy was Judge Ellen Ceisler’s to give, but she gave none.


City Council passes tax rate and homestead exemption

City Council on Thursday set a tax rate of $1,340 per $100,000 of assessed property value and also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption, according to Jane Roh, spokeswoman for Council President Darrell Clarke.


Third-grader enlists in budget battle

Eight-year-old Bustleton girl petitions to halt district layoffs.


Judge sentences priest and former school teacher to prison terms

      A judge today ordered lengthy prison terms for a priest and a former Catholic school teacher who were convicted of molesting a 10-year-old boy at St. Jerome's parish in the 1990s.


Thousands of layoffs stun Philadelphia School District

More than 3,700 School District employees received pink slips in what could prove to be the largest job cut in almost 40 years.


Public school staffs are slashed

Thousands of school employees, including many in the River Wards, will be laid off in July unless the district gets needed funds. 


A warm and fuzzy feeling

Baldi pupils with big hearts make blankets for kids who live in shelters.