Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Pilot program brings health care home

If you can recall when doctors made house calls, then you probably can remember “I Like Ike” buttons, black-and-white televisions and afternoon newspapers that cost a nickel.


Pedestrian fatally struck on Cottman Avenue

A 69-year-old Somerton man was struck by an auto at 6 p.m. Monday as he crossed Cottman Avenue and later died at Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, police said.


Officer of the Month honored by 15th PDAC

Patrick Mangold was honored Nov. 24 as the 15th Police District Advisory Council’s Officer of the Month for October for making arrests in several gunpoint robberies.


Man killed by Amtrak train in Frankford

A southbound Northeast Regional train hit and killed a man on Amtrak rails in Frankford late Sunday, according to Philadelphia police. The Hispanic man in his 30s, as yet unidentified, was near Worth and Kinsey streets at 11:42 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:59 p.m., police said.


A lifetime of memories

Mayfair author Dianne Hulme’s novel has a local touch.   


Calvary AA to celebrate 50th anniversary

When members of the Millbrook Civic Association meet in the Mike Bremser Community Room at the Calvary Athletic Association, they’re surrounded by the sounds of kids.


Bus bandit to be sentenced in January

A Brill Street man who police said used a SEPTA bus to escape a late June bank robbery will be sentenced in federal court on Jan. 9, according to court records.


The season of spending

This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend more on gifts, entertaining and socializing.   


Northwood Civic continues to discuss illegally rented properties

Northwood Civic Association members like the idea of a Northwood Academy Charter School proposal to put up banners on neighborhood streets.


Frankford Civic group pushes SafeCam program

Some members of the Frankford Civic Association want the police to have access to more eyes on neighborhood streets. They’ve formed a committee to explore ways to persuade local residents and businesses to register their private surveillance cameras with the police department.