Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Playtime upgrade

It looks like the little playground at Verree Road and Tustin Street just got erased.


A little muscle, a lot of heart

Port Richmond’s John Newman will recieve his Eagle Scout medal on May 11. To earn the honor, he pulled invasive Japanese knotweed plants from Lorimer Park in Montgomery County.


Many concerns voiced at NE budget hearing

City Council members were asked for more money for libraries, more dollars for union workers, more cash for health care and more cops to patrol the Northeast during a well-attended neighborhood budget hearing Monday night at Lincoln High School.


OPA tells us how it figured out reassessments

The Office of Property Assessment late last week posted on its website the methodology it used to arrive at the property values recently mailed to homeowners.


Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

This year’s election of Greater Bustleton Civic League executive officers pretty much will be a formality later in May.


Arrest made in sexual assault case

Police have arrested a Northeast man on charges he assaulted a 63-year-old woman in her Rhawnhurst apartment.


Uprooting knotweed

Becoming an Eagle Scout is no walk in the park. Well, not entirely. 


Sentencing postponed in molestation case

The sentencing of a priest and a former Catholic schoolteacher, who were convicted of molesting a Northeast altar boy, has been postponed until June 12, the district attorney’s office announced.


Suspect arrested in Rhawnhurst attack

Abraham Cordova of the 7200 block of Horrocks Street is charged in connection with last week's assault of a woman in her apartment in the 7900 block of Loretto Avenue. He is charged with attempted murder and attempted rape.


Sentencing delayed for pair accused of molesting Northeast boy

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in January of sexually assaulting the same boy, who was a student at St. Jerome parish school in the late 1990s.