Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Frankford artist is seeking inspiration

Cesar Viveros, the artist who will create a series of murals for the Frankford business corridor, wants to hear residents’ stories about the neighborhood next Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Frankford Community Development Corporation, 4900 Griscom St.


Happy Day!

It was a jubilant time for motorists last week when completed repairs to the Holme Avenue bridge ended months of detours and aggravation.


His personal cancer battle

It was difficult for Bruce Platt to watch his mother succumb to aggressive pancreatic cancer. But it inspired him to push the Pennsylvania Legislature for a resolution to promote awareness of the disease.


2nd PDAC holds workshop session on how to avoid con artists

Con games are limited almost only by the imaginations of the guys who try to pull them off, Assistant District Attorney Mark Winter told Northeast residents last week.


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month

Bad things could have happened.


CLIP defendant sentenced

The final defendant was sentenced last week in the case of former city workers who ransacked four Northeast Philadelphia homes.


Normandy Civic discusses new road

The city plans to build a long driveway from Comly Road to the back of its new police academy on Woodhaven Road.


PECO’s substation set ablaze

If you saw somebody near PECO’s substation at Rhawn and Ditman streets late on Oct. 24, what you know might be worth a lot of money.


Caught up in the movement

Talk about a string quartet — two violinists, a cellist and violist — and most people will think “classical” music.


Rising Like Yeast

When patrons stop at her family’s bakery in Olney for their favorite cakes and Italian pastries, Lisa Oteri always asks them how far they traveled, and many tell her they come from the Northeast.