Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

The River Wards’ tax increases under the AVI

Property owners can expect to get their actual value assessments in the mail this week, and the city’s fiscal watchdog predicted there will plenty of winners and losers when it comes to paying property taxes next year.

A community group gun ban: what do the River Wards think?

A police district advisory council last week banned civilian members from carrying guns to its meetings. It could very well be the first time any kind of community group adopted a weapons ban.

Police Advisory Council bans firearms at its meetings

The ban applies to civilian members of the 2nd PDAC. Cops will continue to carry firearms at the monthly meetings.

In early look, slight rise in NE property taxes

If Mayor Michael Nutter gets what he  wants, the city’s tax rate will be 1.25 mills, said Councilman Brian O’Neill.

Rush Park vandalism will cost thousands to remedy damage

Somebody who knows how to drive a bulldozer did thousands of dollars worth of  damage to equipment at Benjamin Rush State Park in late January.

Blast from the past

Donna and Joe were back on the corner on the day before the Super Bowl. So were Hooper, Don, Don, Dennis, Ken, Stephen, Byrd, Gene and Lil’ Cog.

Endless love

Seventy years ago next month, Irving Rubin didn’t marry the girl next door. His future bride lived four doors away.

Video of NoLibs and Fishtown crimes now available

A man who told a clerk he had a gun made off with $300 from the Family Dollar Store at 180 W. Girard Ave. in late January, police said.

The art of fire safety

Five local high school seniors who designed and painted safety-themed panels for a Bustleton firehouse were treated to some pizza, soda, hoagies and thanks.

Tacony man convicted in fatal shooting over dog waste

Jurors on Friday convicted a Northeast man of third-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a neighbor in a dispute over dog droppings.