Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Zoning remains hot topic at Bustleton Civic meeting

Greater Bustleton Civic League members are so concerned about the impact of a zoning board decision that will allow a manufacturing business on a residential block that they’re going to spend big money to fight it.


Stricken officer is out of coma after struggle with suspect

A police officer from Northeast Philadelphia who suffered a heart attack while struggling with a suspect last week is out of a coma.


Police test new scanners for traffic tickets

Equipment similar to the scanners supermarket cashiers use to speed shoppers through checkout lines is being tested by 7th Police District officers to cut the time it takes to write traffic citations.


Hostess calls it quits, pickets leave bakery

There were no pickets walking the line at the Hostess plant on Monday morning. 


Music to his ears

Jared Brito had modest aspirations. A few months back, the 11-year-old Pollock Elementary School pupil just wanted to try out for a small role in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Music Man.


Angels as Goodfellas? Ask ‘Boss Ralphie’

Story ideas can come to writers in surprising ways.


Bustleton mulls dental lab

Despite the opposition of members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last to a proposal to house a dental laboratory in a Haldeman Avenue residence, the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment gave a temporary OK to the plan.


At last, a new start for Ben Rush Park

For 35 years, there’s been plenty of talk about developing Benjamin Rush State Park at the Boulevard and Southampton Road, but not a lot of action.


PGW ordered to pay $500,000 in explosion settlement

The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.


TD Bank buys NE Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was auctioned at sheriff’s sale on Nov. 13 to TD Bank, which held the center’s $1.1 million mortgage.