Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Northeast’s SPARC program takes flight

There are caves on the moon. Sounds sort of spooky, but the “lava tubes” formed by ancient volcanoes provide great protection from the exterrestrial elements for Northeast High’s astronauts. A lunar cave can be fashioned into a home far, far away from home.


A lifetime of beautiful creations

Dorothy Maminski, 97, has two sewing machines to make dresses for girls 3- to 12-years-old who live in the impoverished Parish of Child Jesus in Chimalhuacan, Mexico.

Dorothy Maminski went to work at 14. By 17, she was working in garment factories and stayed in that profession for 50 years. Maminski is now retired, but only in that she’s not working for a living.


Civic group discusses new businesses headed to Parkwood

There was a good turnout for last week’s Parkwood Civic Association meeting, and residents enjoyed a packed and fast-paced agenda that included information about the new Walmart opening in Franklin Mills, a local church’s push for volunteers for neighborhood projects, the Franklin Mills Advisory Council, the Parkwood Shopping Center, the city’s Planning Commission, vandalism at the Decatur School and the opening of Benjamin Rush State Park next month.


179th Legislative District race determined by 89 votes

If there was a primary contest this year that underlined how much weight every vote has, it was in the Lower Northeast’s 179th Legislative District.


Section of Verree Road to close for repairs

A small section of Verree Road in Bustleton will be closed for three weeks to a month to repair damage caused by an early Monday-morning water main break.


Normandy gets mixed results

A couple of recent Normandy Civic Association events were plusses and minuses for the organization’s finances.


Normandy Civic gets mixed results from recent events

A couple of recent Normandy Civic Association events were plusses and minuses for the organization’s finances.



City breaks ground at new NE police training center

Capping years of planning, ground was broken at the city’s new police training center off Woodhaven Road on Monday morning.


7th Police District offers crime prevention tips

You were outside mowing your front lawn and then you headed to your backyard. What did you do wrong?