Articles by John Loftus

State rep reports troubling statistics in Frankford

A local legislator shared some Frankford statistics with members of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders last week, and they weren’t what you’d call uplifting.

Phanatic visits All Saints Episcopal School for reading program

The Phillie Phanatic brought his trademarked brand of wholesome lunacy to the All Saints Episcopal School last week. Baseball’s favorite mascot knocked over an amp, cavorted and danced with teachers in front of some 70 very amazed — and giggling — little kids in the Frankford Avenue school’s auditorium.

New equipment will help diagnose breast cancer

Aria Health’s Torresdale campus this week will be introducing an ultrasound system that will better help doctors identify cancers in within dense breast tissue.

Friends Hospital donates to police district advisory councils

It was big money — in more ways than one.

City investigates Fire Department sex scandal

Firefighters have been talking about a sex scandal within their department for months, but no word of it came to the public’s attention until last week, when TV reports aired that several Philadelphia Fire Department employees were about to be disciplined.

Bustleton Civic shows no support for new homes

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week let a developer know they didn’t care for his plans to build 16 twin homes on the 1800 block of Gregg Street.

Then and now

The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934. 

An up-close look at the Far Northeast

When you’re talking about the “Far Northeast,” you don’t get much farther up than Knights and Woodhaven roads.

Changes in the classroom

Northeast Philly has plenty of schools. 

Thieves targeting car air bags

There were 52 thefts from autos recently reported in the 2nd Police District, and many of those crimes involved removal of vehicle air bags.