Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Crime, drugs discussed at Frankford Civic meeting

Neighborhood crime and a couple of zoning issues dominated the informal discussions at last week’s Frankford Civic Association meeting, with a local pastor talking about the easy availability of drugs and “anything you want” at some local stores.


Children suffer minor injuries in bus crash

Six children suffered minor injuries Oct. 8 when their school bus crashed into five cars and ended up on a lawn, police said.


Teen shot outside grandmother’s home

A Wissinoming teen was wounded by a gunman who shot at her several times outside her grandmother’s home on the 5900 block of Cottage Street late Oct. 1. She was wounded in an arm and taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.


Preparing for winter topic of Frankford NAC meeting

There’s no big storm coming. Streets aren’t flooded. Heavy snow’s not in the forecast, and there aren’t massive power outages. Those things might happen, and, if you’ve been drawing breath for a few years, you know they already have. Do Irene, Sandy and last winter ring any bells? About 40,000 Philadelphians were without electric power, some for several days, last winter.


Possible ‘skeleton key fob’ may be responsible for local car breakins

That remote-control key fob you use to lock and unlock your car isn’t the only one like it in the world, according to the American Automobile Association.


Police seek help in locating two missing people

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two people who have gone missing from the 6300 block of Algon Avenue.


Police release video of home burglary

Police detectives have surveillance recordings of a man who burglarized a Tomlinson Road home last month and are hoping someone recognizes him and tells them who he is so they can pick him up.


Man struck, killed by SEPTA train in Crescentville

A SEPTA commuter train struck and killed a man who was on the tracks of the Fox Chase Regional Line Tuesday night.


It’s now 8 Ironworkers who have pleaded guilty to federal charges

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 today pleaded guilty to their roles in incidents that caused destruction at construction sites. So far, eight men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from federal investigations of schemes to intimidate employers who didn’t hire union workers.


Former Simpson AA officials seek old trophies and photos

The Simpson Recreation Center in Northwood used to have a really active athletic association.