Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Rush State Park to get improvements

Something’s finally going to happen at Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.


NE Center heads to auction

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was scheduled for a sheriff’s sale on Tuesday, according to its executive director, Stan Cohen.



Former operator of T&T bar in Frankford sentenced to prison

Shamus Armsted of West Philadelphia formerly ran the old T&T bar at Margaret and Hawthorne streets. He was convicted in June of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of two people who were protesting outside his bar. Armsted was sentenced Wednesday to seven to 20 years in prison.


Biking and hiking paths to be built at Rush State Park

The 275-acre park in Northeast Philadelphia has been largely undeveloped for decades. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held Nov. 19 for the improvements.


A tiny pet's whereabouts spurs big worries

— A Howell Street woman was frantic when she couldn't locate her beloved miniature Chihuahua for days.


Local school needs your help to score new computers

The Anne Frank Elementary School faculty and staff are trying once again to win new computers for students.



Pharmacy robber strikes again

A man who fits the description of the bandit who robbed more than a dozen Philadelphia-area drug stores got prescription drugs and cash from the Somerton Pharmacy on the 10800 block of Bustleton Ave. Thursday evening.


Hardware store bandit on the loose

Police are looking for a man who robbed an Oxford Circle hardware store on Oct. 20.