Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Reduced bail for accused priest

A judge on Tuesday reduced bail for a Catholic priest accused of molesting an 11-year-old Northeast altar boy more than a decade ago.


Bail hearing set for jailed Lincoln High School building engineer

A bail hearing will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 11, for a Lincoln High building engineer who police said threatened to shoot “any cop that looks at me wrong.”


Castor Gardens woman dies in car crash

A 36-year-old Castor Gardens woman died early Sunday of injuries she received in a two-car accident involving a vehicle that was traveling northbound in the southbound center lanes of the 7400 block of the Roosevelt Boulevard.


Street thefts discussed at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.


Weapons found in Lincoln High employee’s truck

The locks have been changed at Lincoln High School, police said Friday.


Charges filed against former assistant pastor

A 75-year-old Catholic priest charged with molesting a Northeast boy more than a decade ago is in custody with bail set at $1 million.


Bank robber sought

A brightly garbed young man robbed the First Trust Bank branch on the 1900 block of Cottman Avenue Monday morning.


A love story

Jill Landgrebe comes back home after work each day and does what most people do — eats dinner with her family and relaxes.


Laws in motion

Baldi Middle School students enjoy an unusual lesson on Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.

There were Velcro walls and giant soccer balls in Baldi Middle School last week. There also was some extreme wrestling that was part of a lively and entertaining multimedia musical show designed to kick up understanding of, and, perhaps, a keener interest in, science.


Growing their credit

The fair weather has been kind to the tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and herbs growing next to the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s office on Townsend Road. There’s still some sweet corn, too.