Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Mayfair couple to wed at Flower Show

Flowers always are big parts of weddings, but this year, a wedding will be a big part of the Philadelphia International Flower Show.


Elected officials, union members decry closing of old Nabisco plant

State Sen. Mike Stack said Oreos are his wife’s favorite cookie, but he’s not going to buy them anymore.


Corrected real estate tax bills to be distributed

A Bustleton resident is one of those city taxpayers who, on one hand, won, and on the other, lost.


$9,000 windfall just a con game

The callers say they’re from the government and they want to give you $9,000.


2nd PDAC honors local officers

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council on Feb. 11 honored officers for outstanding police work.


Zoning topic of next Frankford Civic meeting

Frankford Civic Association members last week were supposed to be asked to support a local businessman’s plan to put a snack bar in his Torresdale Avenue car wash, but the business owner didn’t make a presentation.


Lynn lawyer requests denial of DA’s appeal

The lawyer for a Catholic cleric whose historic 2012 child-endangerment conviction was reversed late last year asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to deny the District Attorney’s appeal of that reversal.


Councilman discusses Philly’s voice with Millbrook Civic

Councilman David Oh thinks Philly loses influence in Harrisburg because city officials must resign their seats if they want to campaign for any posts other than their own.


The cookie crumbles

What had been a Nabisco plant for decades will turn off its ovens next year.

More than 350 jobs will be lost when the old Nabisco bakery at the Boulevard and Byberry closes early next year, lawmakers are saying.


City to spend $400K to upgrade Lackman Rec Center

A nice crowd turned out on a cold night Feb. 5 to hear about plans to renovate the Lackman Rec Center in Bustleton. City Councilman Brian O’Neill, who hosted the meeting at the rec center on the 1100 block of Bartlett Street, said between 20 and 30 people showed up for the evening session held just hours after the region’s worst ice storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of PECO customers.