Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus


Blast off!

— Father Judge students recently ignited their own version of rocket science on the school's soccer field.



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.


‘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.


$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.


All the right moves

— For the past two decades, Olga Kresin has been teaching students ages 4 to 24 at her ballet school in the Klein JCC in Northeast Philly.


'Kensington Strangler' guilty, sentenced to three life terms

The now 23-year-old Antonio Rodriquez, dubbed the “Kensington Strangler,” was found guilty today of raping and killing three women from Holme Circle, Port Richmond and East Stroudsburg, Pa. He'll now face three consecutive lifetimes in prison.