Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus



'Treasury Hunt' yields cash for local residents

— As some residents in the 169th district are finding out, it pays to check your mail and be well-read.



‘Kensington Strangler’ guilty, will serve three lifetimes

A Port Richmond mother of four was among Antonio Rodriguez’s three victims. For his crimes, he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison.


Windfall!

— State Rep. Ed Neilson says the Pennsylvania Treasury is holding $11 million in unclaimed property that belongs to people in his 169th district. This week, he's been reuniting constituents with their cash.



$1.4 million settlement in Valley Club Swim case

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Valley Club, a Huntingdon Valley swim club whose members allegedly discriminated against minority children from an Oxford Circle day camp in June 2009.


Seeking the best and worst vacant lots in the city

The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.


PECO suspends installation

PECO last week suspended installation of its new “smart meters” while the utility  investigates 15 fires that were reported at homes in Bucks County after the new meters overheated.