Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

End of an era

In his more than 50 years at Souder and Unruh, Joe Delaney has seen a lot inside his one-chair barber shop.


Bustleton Civic supports zoning variances

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week voted to support zoning variances for two properties on the same block of Geiger Road.


2nd PDAC officers honored

Northeast residents might be seeing a new wrinkle on an old scam, Capt. Frank Palumbo said earlier this month.


Republican candidates visit Normandy Civic

Republican candidates Dee Adcock and Mike Tomlinson earlier this month asked members of the Normandy Civic Association for their support in the upcoming general election.


Penn brings ancient history to the classroom

The Penn Museum will be putting some mummies into the lives of Philadelphia’s public school kids this year. 


Parkwood Civic gets details for cleanup of Shallcross property

Members of the Parkwood Civic gave their support to a homeowner who has a fence taller than allowed by city code and to a local woman’s therapeutic riding business. 


Connecting the community

Work on another link in the city’s system of hiking, jogging and biking trails started last week with ceremonies at Pleasant Hill Park in East Torresdale.


Blast from the past

Think leg warmers, Reeboks, acid-washed jeans, skinny ties and big hair. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 1984 grads are planning to attend their 30th reunion next month at the Quartett Club on Southampton Road dressed in 1980s clothing. Mix in ’80s music and the nostalgia that is the spirit of such an event, and this reunion is shaping up to be one great party.


Hundreds audition for ‘Millionaire’ at Philadelphia Mills

A crowd of people aspiring to ethereal tax brackets lined up Thursday afternoon at Dave & Buster’s in the Philadelphia Mills to try out for the long-running game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.


Safety first

A fire drill was held in Somerton last week to increase fire safety awareness.

Engine 58 and Ladder 34 rushed down the 15000 block of Kovats Drive early Wednesday evening and firefighters went right to work.