Articles by John Loftus

Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

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


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.


Normandy house remains a neighborhood eyesore

A Normandy house listed as “imminently dangerous” since March still stands even though the city wants it demolished.


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.


Delicious donations

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


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. 


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.


Learning the sounds of music

The kids in Juwuan Thomas’s music workshop at the Tacony branch library learned “When the Saints Come Marchin’ In” one day last month.


Delicious donations

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