Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Philly public schools to lay off 3,800 staffers

The layoffs will take place on July 1.

The School District of Philadelphia, facing a more than $300 million deficit, threatened to lay off employees, and today, it did.


Inside Byberry

Local author explores the former mental hospital’s history in a new book.


Life in prison for accomplice in 2010 fatal robbery

A robber involved in the 2010 fatal shooting of Lawndale jeweler William Glatz Jr. was convicted of second-degree murder last week.


Officers honored for arrests

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored four patrolmen as officers of the month for February and March during its May 14 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Group says AVI overprices low-cost homes

River Wards neighborhood groups are part of a citizens' coalition that has produced a report claiming the city's AVI plan is flawed and needs more work.


Student nominates dad for honorary degree

A New Jersey firefighter, whose son is a Holy Family University student and also a firefighter, recently received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the Northeast school during graduation ceremonies.


Council committee OKs break for assessment appeals

A City Council committee last week unanimously approved a measure that would absolve property owners who lose assessment appeals of interest payments on their 2014 taxes.


How many bridges, traffic lights are in Philly?

You’ve lived in the city for a long time. You’ve driven its streets. You know Philly, or at least you think you do.


15th PDAC honors Wetzel for longtime support, officers for arrests

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council on Monday night honored the Rev. Steve Wetzel, pastor of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, for his longtime support of the organization. 


Suspect sought in barbershop robbery

A confused-looking man with a BB gun tried to rob a Bell’s Corner delicatessen, failed, then robbed a nearby barbershop of $50 on Saturday morning, according to Philadelphia police Capt. Frank Bachmayer.