Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

More than 500 lose power near Cottman and Brous

“An issue with an underground cable” before 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, cut power to 571 PECO customers who live near the intersection of Cottman and Brous avenues.


Contractors must show license

Contractors who submit permit applications to the Department of Licenses and Inspections will have to submit “tax clearance” forms and show they have insurance. Contractors also must show they have insurance coverage for general liability, workers compensation and automobile liability.


Property owners report incorrect taxes

Marvin Lewis was one of the lucky ones, or, so he thought. The Fairfield Street resident in November was informed that the assessment on his home would be knocked down almost $14,000.


Monsignor Lynn getting out of jail

The first member of the Roman Catholic Church’s U.S. hierarchy convicted of hielding a child-molesting riest is getting out of jail. Monsignor William Lynn just isn’t getting out for free.


Lynn conviction reversed

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has reversed the endangering children conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, and his lawyer hopes to have him out of prison by tomorrow.


Bustleton group backs Evans Street variance

A plan to build a couple of houses on an Evans Street property where just one now stands got the backing of Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week. However, it was far from unanimous support, and the property’s owners still need an OK from the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.


City making plans to partly remove Pennypack dam

A Pennypack Creek dam where a local teen died in July will be lowered by several feet, eliminating the swimming hole that has long attracted kids.


Archdiocese suspends ex-pastor of Northeast church

A former Far Northeast Catholic pastor who resigned last month after allegations surfaced that he had molested a minor more than 40 years ago has been placed on administrative leave by the city’s archdiocese. 


Man charged with stealing ambulance

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


Council overrides mayor’s medical zone veto

Council voted against the veto, 16-1. The bill would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug treatment facilities, such as methadone clinics, which recently were a point of contention at an EKNA zoning meeting.