Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Philly Realtors’ group pushing to restart lien sales

Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.


A special mission

Some Northeast kids saved the world a few weeks ago. They blasted into space and destroyed a giant asteroid that was heading for Earth.


Elderly man charged in wife’s murder

Police have charged an elderly man with killing his wife of 53 years inside their Castor Gardens apartment early Monday.


Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

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


Frankford Civic talks zoning

Members of the Frankford Civic Association on May 2 backed zoning variance applications for a kitchen expansion, a day-care center and storage space. 


Delicious donations

Generosity has never tasted so good, thanks to staff and students at J. Hampton Moore Elementary School.


Violent ‘home invasion’ shocks Castor Gardens neighborhood

Police say a 74-year-old woman was killed and her husband was beaten early this morning in their second-floor apartment in the 6700 block of Castor Avenue. A man has been taken into custody for questioning. Neighbors say the couple, known as Lew and Judy, often strolled around the streets together in the morning.


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.


Playtime upgrade

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


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.