Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

O’Brien’s immigration bill passes

Crooks who prey on immigrants better watch their steps in Philly.


To the moon

A piece of chocolate donut created a medical emergency in space last Friday.


City Council passes legislation to combat vacant properties

Look around Philly. There are thousands of abandoned buildings and vacant lots.


Traffic accident spurs Oxford Circle shooting

An early Dec. 4 traffic accident seems to have precipitated a shooting that left a 41-year-old man wounded in his left arm, police said.


Teen struck by car, critically injured on Blvd.

A 15-year-old girl was critically injured early Dec. 3 when she was struck by a car as she was walking across Ryan Avenue near the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.


Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

A Mayfair mother of three who taught at Lower Moreland High School pleaded guilty last week to having sex with a 17-year-old student.


Reaching new heights

Somerton resident Jordan Konell has been chosen a Rhodes Scholar. 


NE students going back to space

Some Northeast High kids are going to the moon on Friday, but they’ll be home in time for school dismissal.


Lawncrest firefighter dies battling blaze

A veteran firefighter from Lawncrest’s Engine 64 perished early Tuesday while battling a West Oak Lane basement fire. Joyce Craig-Lewis, 36, is the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.


Judge student to stand trial for murder

A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.