Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Somerton church helps educate about Ebola in Africa

The historic Ebola outbreak has pushed a Northeast church to temporarily change its educational mission in Liberia to concentrate on battling the illness.


Officers of the Month recently honored at 15th PDAC meeting

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council last week honored Officers Stephen Korpalski and Stephanie Johnson as their August Officers of the Month.



Normandy gardener wins first place in PHS contest

More than 350 gardeners entered this year’s contest. Only one blue ribbon winner hailed from the Northeast.

Just one Northeast Philadelphia gardener won a blue ribbon in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual garden contest.


Ladder falls off vehicle, injures cop on I-95

A red ladder fell off a vehicle on Interstate 95 late Sunday afternoon, triggering an accident that injured a Philadelphia police officer. 


Crime, drugs discussed at Frankford Civic meeting

Neighborhood crime and a couple of zoning issues dominated the informal discussions at last week’s Frankford Civic Association meeting, with a local pastor talking about the easy availability of drugs and “anything you want” at some local stores.


Children suffer minor injuries in bus crash

Six children suffered minor injuries Oct. 8 when their school bus crashed into five cars and ended up on a lawn, police said.


Teen shot outside grandmother’s home

A Wissinoming teen was wounded by a gunman who shot at her several times outside her grandmother’s home on the 5900 block of Cottage Street late Oct. 1. She was wounded in an arm and taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.


Preparing for winter topic of Frankford NAC meeting

There’s no big storm coming. Streets aren’t flooded. Heavy snow’s not in the forecast, and there aren’t massive power outages. Those things might happen, and, if you’ve been drawing breath for a few years, you know they already have. Do Irene, Sandy and last winter ring any bells? About 40,000 Philadelphians were without electric power, some for several days, last winter.


Possible ‘skeleton key fob’ may be responsible for local car breakins

That remote-control key fob you use to lock and unlock your car isn’t the only one like it in the world, according to the American Automobile Association.