Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Union workers urge boycott of Mondelez products

Echoing elected officials’ call for a boycott of Oreos and other snack foods made by Mondelez International, the union whose members will lose their jobs when the company closes its Northeast Philadelphia plant next year also is asking the public not to buy the company’s products.


Saving Brennan

Brennan Sheerin is a happy, healthy little boy.


Northeast nonprofit helps victims and crime witnesses

A Northeast-based nonprofit can provide financial help to crime victims, the organization’s executive director last week told 15th Police District Advisory Council members.


Councilman urges Bustleton Civic to invest

If you’re going to spend money on anything, members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were told last week, spend your organization’s dollars to preserve your neighborhood.


Celebrate Iraqi culture at museum exhibit

There are several hundred Iraqis living in Northeast Philadelphia, and their culture and their history will be the subjects of a daylong program at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St., on March 8.


Severe weather should not spike insurance premiums

Your inner cynic can take a breath.


Property reassessments almost complete

Almost done.


Northeast alum donates computers to SPARC program

A Northeast High alum has donated computers and other equipment to the school’s Space Research Center, and, meanwhile, fundraising to keep the decades-old after-school science program going are continuing.


Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Feb. 26

The scoop on a proposal for townhomes on Hope Street, problems with the Richmond Street detour, the Livingston Street collapse and other local news.


Ex-Northeast priests removed from ministry

Two priests formerly connected to Northeast churches have been found “unsuitable for ministry,” parishioners were told last weekend.