Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

PGW imposters target Bustleton residents

Greater Bustleton Civic League members got updates on neighborhood zoning issues and recreation center renovations, heard about utility worker impostors trying to get into homes and learned a once legal left turn off of Grant Avenue is now illegal.


Man sought in bleach attack robbery

Police are looking for a man who threw bleach into the face of a robbery victim May 15 and also are seeking his alleged accomplice, who was arrested before skipping bail.


Lawndale nightclub worker shot

Northeast Detectives are looking for two men they believe were involved in a June 20 shooting in Lawndale.


Frankford residents get informed at EPIC meeting

Frankford residents got a potpourri of information about local parks, recycling, a summer food program, politics and new trash collection rules at the June 26 meeting of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders.


Firehouse at Bustleton and Bowler to reopen

The firehouse at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street that has been closed for renovations since winter is reopening.


Cop arrested for encouraging fights

A city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging her children to engage in fights in the Northeast.


Alleged bank robber hops a bus after heist

Police caught the alleged culprit in a very low-budget bank robbery last week by stopping his getaway vehicle — a SEPTA bus — and taking him into custody.


Woman sexually assaulted on Woodhaven Road

A 41-year-old woman who accepted a ride from two men was sexually assaulted by one of them on the 3300 block of Woodhaven Road early Sunday morning, police said. According to the Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, the woman became ill in the black four-door vehicle and the men stopped on Woodhaven Road at about 3:30 a.m. The driver got in the back with the woman and sexually assaulted her, police said. After the assault, the man grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her from the vehicle and drove away. Both men were white and spoke with strong accents, possibly Polish. The first man was in his 30s and stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was thin and had short brown hair. The second man was 25 to 28 years old, short and muscular. He had blond buzz cut hair. ••


A tale of mystery

Who killed Dianna Doll?


Poquessing Park Trail to Rush State Park nears completion

The hiking and biking trail now being built from behind Junod Playground in Parkwood to the rear of Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton and the Boulevard should be completed in August, Parkwood Civic Association members were told June 18.