Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Tip prompts arrest in armed robbery

A broadcast of surveillance video of an armed robbery has led to the arrest of a Frankford man, police said.


Two NE men charged with impersonating police

Police said Friday they have arrested a suspect in connection with an incident in Holmesburg in which two men impersonating police officers stopped a pickup truck and handcuffed the occupants.


AC units targeted for copper

Thieves looking to cash in on high metal prices have been walking away with copper downspouts, iron manhole covers, brass mailboxes and even bronze plaques from veterans’ graves.


Burholme cop charged with fraud

A police officer from Burholme was charged last week with insurance fraud related to an August accident in Summerdale.


Senior volunteer group has a new project director

Bill England has been appointed the new project director for the Philadelphia area’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.


Shooting victim arrested for possession of handgun

A 19-year-old man was found shot and critically wounded late Thursday near Cottman Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said Friday.


Police arrest suspect in Holmesburg police impersonation case

Michael Green, 30, of Glenside, Montgomery County, was charged with impersonating a police officer, aggravated assault, robbery and related offenses.


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.


Hostess calls it quits, pickets leave bakery

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