Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Debt drains NE Center

The Northeast Community Center has been closed, foreclosed, sold and its locks have been changed, but the non-profit center’s executive director still has hope and still can see a future.


A bit of history lies buried in Benjamin Rush State Park

— The 200-year-old graveyard once tended to by the Byberry Meeting remains a mystery in Northeast Philly.


Breaking news: Two dead in separate shootings

Two men were found shot to death in the Northeast on Christmas Eve, police said.


Fire! Emergency on board

A fire has erupted in space.


Teva backs out of Red Lion center

— Plans for a big distribution center at the site are halted as new top management reviews company strategy.


Teva drops plans for big distribution center in NE Philly

The international drug maker said it had decided to cease development plans for the site on Red Lion Road. The 136-acre property had been home to the former Island Green golf course.


Beware the holiday ‘grandparent scam’

The U.S. Attorney's Office is urging seniors to be watchful for telephone-scam artists who may try to trick seniors into sharing funds.


Food, glorious food!

— Taste the world in Northeast Philly, where culinary delights offer something for everybody.


Man sentenced in 2011 fatal bar shooting in Frankford

A North Philadelphia man accused of killing a Frankford man in a notorious neighborhood bar in early 2011 pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison.


More serious charges filed against man accused of selling synthetic pot

Charges that a Northeast businessman sold synthetic marijuana in his Somerton store were withdrawn Dec. 4. However, Kamel Gerges, operator of the 1 Stop Smoke Shop at Verree and Red Lion roads, faces similar, but more serious, charges in Montgomery County, said Pennsylvania Assistant Attorney General Kate Gibson.