Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

A cool perspective

Fox Chase's Cindy Masiejczyk has some of her art on display at the Abington Art Center.


NE schools fare well in inventory check

Every year, the city controller does a random check of equipment inventories and petty cash accounts at city schools, and every year, finds that stuff is missing.


DUI arrest in Oxford Circle crash

A Lower Northeast woman was arrested on DUI charges after two children and two adults were injured in a Saturday night auto accident in Oxford Circle.


Bustleton home infested with dead cats, rats, fleas

PSPCA workers were back in Bustleton on Monday to search for cats believed to be  hiding in a decrepit, vermin-infested home.


Leadership changes at Frankford CDC, EPIC

Attorney Kimberly Washington, whom many Frankford residents know as the coordinator for CORA Services Northeast EPIC Stakeholders, is the new executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.


Bustleton civic scores zoning win

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League were glad to hear the Zoning Board of Adjustment has agreed with the league’s opposition to legalizing a deck on the 9900 block of Alicia St. Not only did the zoning board reject the variance, it also ordered the homeowner to tear down the deck.


Judge won’t cut time in child molestation case

A Philadelphia judge has refused to reduce lengthy prison terms given to a priest and former school teacher who were convicted of molesting a Northeast altar boy. 


Being Ben

Actor Bill Robling has been portraying one for the nation’s Founding Fathers for more than a decade. 


Final farewell

Three Northeast churches have their last Masses. 


City Council passes $3.8 billion budget

Council passes a 2014 budget that members say stabilizes taxes and adds more cops and firefighters.