Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

NE man who allegedly worked death camp released on bail

An ailing elderly Northeast man who allegedly worked in the Aus-chwitz death camp dur-ing World War II was released on $100,000 federal bail Monday. Also, Johann Breyer’s July 24 hearing to decide a German extradition request was canceled.


Home is where the history is

Historical Society of Tacony places historic markers on neighborhood homes that date back to the 19th century.

History is leaving its mark, well, marks, in Tacony.


City offers free mental health first aid workshops

Philadelphians are more likely to encounter people with mental health issues than they are likely to come across someone having a heart attack.


City begins to tear down Frankford home damaged in ‘13 fire

A city contractor on Monday began tearing down a Frankford home that was heavily damaged in a 2013 fire.


BRT sets deadline to apply for real estate assessment appeals

Anyone who is appealing a real estate assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes should keep an eye on the mail.


Some property assessment appeals will not need a hearing

If you’re appealing that property assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes, you might not have to wait for a hearing. You might be able to make a deal over the phone.


Ready to rumble

Isaiah McAliley may only be 11 years old, but the young boxer from Frankford is no stranger to the ring.

Put the gloves on Isaiah McAliley and you know you’re looking at a boxer. You might not see it in the 11-year-old’s slender 65-pound frame, but you can see it in his eyes. He looks back at you with a ferocious determination that has no mercy behind it.


Playtime at Frankford park

Kids don’t wait for ribbons to be cut when there’s new playground equipment to test out. A hour before the official, postponed-a-couple-times, grand reopening of the small park at Hedge and Plum streets in Frankford on July 9, the young clientele was up on the new gear, giving it some appreciative squeals of approval.


Mural pays tribute to fallen firefighters

Bob Neary and Dan Sweeney are smiling down on Kensington.


DA office: Lynn conviction reversal a mistake

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office last week claimed -— again — that the state Superior Court made a mistake last year in reversing the child endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.