Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

More police officers patrolling the streets of Frankford

“I’ve got twenty new cops and I put them on foot beats,” Capt. John McCloskey told members of the Frankford Civic Association at their meeting earlier this month.


Green Dot scam continues to be threat in NE Philly

Scams never die. They just fade away for a while — but just a while.


Alleged victim in priest-abuse trial has his day in court

“You know, don’t you, that your testimony is completely false?” a defense attorney on Wednesday asked a former Northeast man who had testified that two priests and a Catholic lay teacher had molested him when he was 10 and 11 years old.


At trial, convicted priest says he didn't do it

A former priest who last year pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young Northeast boy denied on Thursday he had ever touched the child.


Appealing numbers?

The new real estate assessments that residents will receive next month will include a form on how to ask for a review of the number.


Witness in priest sex-abuse trial: I was molested

A 24-year-old former Northeast Philadelphia resident on Tuesday pointed to the two men he said molested him when he was 10 and 11 years old and said that abuse changed him and changed his life.


The Actual Value Initiative: What are you worth?

During the next several months, Philadelphia City Council members will be figuring out how much the city’s going to charge you to live here. And sometime next month, you’re going to be mailed a number that will be key to Council’s arithmetic.


Talking the terrible ‘T’

— Assessed value, actual value, market value. Property taxes have you confused? Join the crowd …


Ex-priest to testify in sex-abuse trial

An ex-priest who last year pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 10-year-old St. Jerome’s altar boy will testify for the prosecution in the trial of two other men accused of molesting the same child.


Oral arguments to begin Monday in sex-abuse trial

A jury has been selected in the trial of the Rev. Charles Engelhardt and school teacher Bernard Shero. They are accused in connection with the sexual abuse of an altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in the late 1990s.