Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Bustleton civic group to weigh proposal for cell tower

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will consider a cellular tower proposal at their meeting next Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


City Web site can be resource for community projects

The city has a Web site that gives a rundown of  eighborhood projects — or ideas for projects — to help residents join forces and look for resources to get things done.


They’re wary of Telfair Road plan

Neighbors pack Millbrook meeting to oppose proposal for multi-family home at edge of the city.


Willits Road bridge work is in your future

The bridge that carries Willits Road over the Wooden Bridge Run will be reduced to one lane while repairs are made — in mid-2014.


Firefighters extinguish four blazes in the Northeast

Philadelphia firefighters put out three fires in the Northeast on Sunday and doused another on Nov. 22.


Thrifty stretch of a buck

Sometimes, shopping at a thrift store just makes sense, said Juli Lundberg, public relations manager for Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.


Bustleton civic group gives members an attendance test

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League have amended the group’s bylaws to require new members to attend at least one monthly meeting before they are eligible to vote on matters before the organization. Members must live in the 19115 ZIP code.


Frankford resident kills two home invaders

A Frankford resident who earlier this month had been the victim of a burglary killed two men who broke into his home and wounded two others the night before Thanksgiving, police said.


Normandy’s OK with police-training proposal

Residents approve the site on Woodhaven Road.


Driver sought in hit-and-run

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist early on Nov. 21 on the 500 block of Alburger Ave. in Bustleton,