Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

GWHS students arrested in school fight

Three George Washington High students have been arrested on assault charges related to a June 2 fight. School District Police Sgt. Daryl Giles, one of the cops who broke up the brawl, later that day was found unconscious at the school and was taken to Holy Redeemer hospital in Montgomery County, where he was pronounced dead.


Cops looking for ShopRite cigarette thief

Police have released surveillance recordings of a man seen in a Frankford Avenue ShopRite who they said stole 20 cartons of cigarettes.


City Council votes to ease enforcement of marijuana laws

City Council members last week eased enforcement of marijuana laws in Philadelphia by voting to reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of weed from arrest to a $25 citation.


Church seeks property developer

The reason the Police Athletic League is looking for a new home for its Gibbons center at 6901 Rising Sun is that the church that owns the building can’t afford to keep it.


Car burglars caught on tape

Police have nice clear recordings of two guys they believe broke into a car parked on an Oxford Circle street, and detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the men.


Pine Road bridge gets new weight restriction

Pine Road’s bridge over Pennypack Creek is getting a new weight restriction of 20 tons while the Streets Department repairs some deterioration recently discovered.


PGW employees protest proposed sale

Unionized Philadelphia Gas Works employees have been against the proposed sale of the utility since it was announced earlier this year.


What a Rush

Benjamin Rush State Park gets its grand opening.

Work improving Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton and the Boulevard was pretty much finished in 2013, but last Thursday, it became official with a grand opening ceremony.


Normandy backs canine day care center

Members of the Normandy Civic Association voted to support a plan to put a canine day care center in an empty Comly Road warehouse.


Murt bill targets revenge porn

The things we do for love … and live to regret.