Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Teen struck by car, critically injured on Blvd.

A 15-year-old girl was critically injured early Dec. 3 when she was struck by a car as she was walking across Ryan Avenue near the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.

Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

A Mayfair mother of three who taught at Lower Moreland High School pleaded guilty last week to having sex with a 17-year-old student.

Reaching new heights

Somerton resident Jordan Konell has been chosen a Rhodes Scholar. 

NE students going back to space

Some Northeast High kids are going to the moon on Friday, but they’ll be home in time for school dismissal.

Lawncrest firefighter dies battling blaze

A veteran firefighter from Lawncrest’s Engine 64 perished early Tuesday while battling a West Oak Lane basement fire. Joyce Craig-Lewis, 36, is the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Judge student to stand trial for murder

A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.

Honors for a real Angel

After 34 years working with preschoolers at McIlvain Playground, Angel Brandan has some funny stories to tell. Her favorite is the one about the little boy who brought his mother’s inflatable bra to what turned out to be kind of an advanced placement “show and tell.”

Frankford Civic supports SafeCam program

Frankford Civic Association members are hoping more and more residents and business owners who have security cameras make their surveillance recordings available to the police through the city’s SafeCam program.

Firefighter injured in vacant apartment fire

A firefighter was injured early Monday morning while battling a vacant apartment house blaze on the 1200 block of Arrott Street.

Avoid theft and scams this holiday season

You better watch out.