Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Rush Park vandalism will cost thousands to remedy damage

Somebody who knows how to drive a bulldozer did thousands of dollars worth of  damage to equipment at Benjamin Rush State Park in late January.


Video of NoLibs and Fishtown crimes now available

A man who told a clerk he had a gun made off with $300 from the Family Dollar Store at 180 W. Girard Ave. in late January, police said.


Endless love

Seventy years ago next month, Irving Rubin didn’t marry the girl next door. His future bride lived four doors away.


Blast from the past

Donna and Joe were back on the corner on the day before the Super Bowl. So were Hooper, Don, Don, Dennis, Ken, Stephen, Byrd, Gene and Lil’ Cog.


In early look, slight rise in NE property taxes

If Mayor Michael Nutter gets what he  wants, the city’s tax rate will be 1.25 mills, said Councilman Brian O’Neill.


Police Advisory Council bans firearms at its meetings

The ban applies to civilian members of the 2nd PDAC. Cops will continue to carry firearms at the monthly meetings.


The art of fire safety

Five local high school seniors who designed and painted safety-themed panels for a Bustleton firehouse were treated to some pizza, soda, hoagies and thanks.


Tacony man convicted in fatal shooting over dog waste

Jurors on Friday convicted a Northeast man of third-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a neighbor in a dispute over dog droppings.


Vandals smash car windows

Vandals smashed the windows of 21 cars parked outside two Bustleton condominiums and an apartment complex over the weekend, police said.


Judge is told to file opinion in appeal of priest sex-abuse trial

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Tuesday ordered Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to file an opinion of the appeal of a priest’s child endangerment conviction that resulted from last year’s history-making sex-abuse trial.