Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Greater Bustleton Civic discusses ongoing zoning dispute

Members decided to continue a two-year legal battle with a property owner who is conducting a business in a Haldeman Avenue residence.


Frankford woman, 65, acquitted of animal abuse charges

Frankford’s “Cat Lady” has been acquitted of hundreds of animal abuse charges and intends to sue the SPCA for “destroying my life.”


2nd PDAC honors officers

Narcotics and burglaries kept 2nd Police District officers busy in April, May and June.


Murder suspect dies in prison

Louis C. Hartdegen, 76, will never go to trial on charges he murdered his wife. He was to go on trial on Oct. 27. Police said he murdered his wife of 50 years in May 2013.


Frankford ‘Cat Lady’ cleared of animal abuse charges

Frankford’s “Cat Lady” has been acquitted of hundreds of animal abuse charges and intends to sue the SPCA for “destroying my life.”


City schools taken off ‘persistently dangerous’ list

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did not put any Philadelphia schools on its 2014-2015 list of “persistently dangerous schools.”


A bridge to success

The Bridge program is designed to look and feel like a school campus to help teens get back on the right track.

Members of the public this week will get their first look at a facility for troubled teens that opened in the Lower Northeast in March.


Residents strongly oppose new restaurant in Frankford

Members of the Frankford Civic Association don’t want a chicken restaurant on the 4700 block of Griscom Street.


New device can allegedly open electronic car locks

A small hand-held device advertised on the Internet can pop some factory-made electronic locks and could be responsible for several car break-ins in Mayfair and Tacony.

Anna’s car was burglarized. So was Sarah’s, and so was Chris’s. But the thieves didn’t use what cops call “the North Philly key,” i.e., a rock, to get into their vehicles.


Frankford man sentenced for tax evasion

A Frankford private investigator was sentenced to 21 months in prison last week for hiding more than $2 million of income from the IRS.