Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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The River Wards’ tax increases under the AVI

Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.


Property assessments headed home

Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.


Apartment fire in Frankford

Firefighters quickly brought a blaze in a three-story Frankford apartment house under control early Feb. 13.


Three resignations at Busleton Civic

Three members of a five-person executive board of the Greater Bustleton Civic League — vice president Harry Haberkern, corresponding secretary Maureen Greene and treasurer Bob Hall — recently resigned, said Jack O’Hara, the league’s president.


2nd PDAC bans guns from meetings

In what might be a first for a Northeast community group, the 2nd Police District Advisory Council has banned civilian members from carrying guns to its meetings.


A community group gun ban: what do the River Wards think?

A police district advisory council last week banned civilian members from carrying guns to its meetings. It could very well be the first time any kind of community group adopted a weapons ban.


Rush Park vandalism will cost thousands to remedy damage

Somebody who knows how to drive a bulldozer did thousands of dollars worth of  damage to equipment at Benjamin Rush State Park in late January.


In early look, slight rise in NE property taxes

If Mayor Michael Nutter gets what he  wants, the city’s tax rate will be 1.25 mills, said Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Police Advisory Council bans firearms at its meetings

The ban applies to civilian members of the 2nd PDAC. Cops will continue to carry firearms at the monthly meetings.