Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Most holiday trash can be recycled

Picture an ideal Christmas Eve scene. The tree is trimmed, and wrapped gifts are stacked beneath it. Holiday tunes are playing. Soda and beer cans are popped open. Wine is chilled.


Local program guides business leaders

Nine people have been learning how to enhance their leadership skills and relationship building during a yearlong Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Gun found at Samuel Fels High School

Police have charged an 18-year-old Samuel Fels High senior with bringing a gun into the school on Dec. 17, prompting a three-hour lockdown as police searched for the weapon.


City Council approves plan to turn around city blight

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


Revolver found inside Samuel Fels High School

An 18-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the school's lockdown was lifted. 


Poquessing Creek Trail officially opens

The new 1.5-mile Poquessing Creek Trail got its official opening Dec. 10 as the mayor and other honorables cut a blue ribbon at the trail’s entrance behind Junod Playground in Parkwood.


Police investigating $90K jewelry heist

Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.


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.