Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Preliminary hearing delayed for elderly NE man accused of murdering his wife

Louis Hartdegen, 75, of Castor Gardens, faces murder, indecent assault and abuse of a corpse charges. He also is charged with making a false report to authorities.A hearing scheduled for today has been delayed until Aug. 6.


Firefighters’ union chief Gault loses bid for re-election

Battalion Chief Joe Schulle, a Northeast resident and firefighter since 1992, defeated Gault.


NE Civic groups talk about forming coalition

Several civic association leaders already are working on putting a Northeast coalition together.


Networking is the name of the game at Expo

Hundreds of people turned out at Holy Family University on May 8 to mingle, chat, network and nosh at the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s 91st Business Expo. They also got to meet former Eagles great Ron Jaworski.


Butkovitz continues to criticize AVI assessments

It’s no secret that City Controller Alan Butkovitz is no fan of the city’s Actual Value Initiative.


Lawncrest man charged with animal cruelty

A 36-year-old Lawncrest man was changed May 11 with 15 counts of animal cruelty, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA. 


City cuts down 5 trees after they are vandalized

The city cut down five half-century-old trees on the west side of the 9400 block of the Roosevelt Boulevard on May 2 because someone had damaged them so badly they were in danger of falling down.


Frankford CDC undergoes several personnel changes

The Frankford Community Development Corp. is going through some changes.


Police seek two men in pharmacy burglary

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men in connection with a pharmacy burglary in Torresdale.


Police charge pair stole van, tools

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 38-year-old David O’Keefe of Croydon, Bucks County, with 56 counts of theft, receiving stolen property, weapons, conspiracy and related offenses in connection with the alleged theft of 31 Econoline and Chevrolet Express contractor vans. Many of the crimes occurred in the Northeast.