Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


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.


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.


Talking the terrible ‘T’

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


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.


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.


Trial begins for pair accused in sex assault of altar boy

Jury selection began Monday for two men accused of the sexual abuse of an altar boy from St. Jerome’s parish in the late 1990s.


Prospective jurors being question in sex-abuse trial involving former St. Jerome's altar boy

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former Catholic elementary school teacher Bernard Shero are charged with sexually assaulting the same St. Jerome parish altar boy in the late 1990s.


Frankford Civic group to hear from new police commander

Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District’s new commander, will address the Jan. 10 meeting.