Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus



Sweet spot



Feathered friend

— Whether she's at home or taking a stroll in her Castor Gardens neighborhood, Tami Whittock always has Winston on her shoulder. The small parrot is a colorful character popular with a lot of folks around town.



Priests' trial to begin on Monday

— Two are charged with raping minors; a third is charged with allowing the first two to be in contact with children.



Sad chapters for Philly's library system

With a plethora of reading materials and the virtual world at their fingertips, Philadelphians love their libraries, but city budget woes are writing some terrible tales of misery.


Let's play!

The Chalfont Playground in Millbrook had been closed for months for a significant makeover. Now it's back, and the neighborhood's kids couldn't be happier.