Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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Doing it by the numbers

Seble Menkir’s math skills make her a valued volunteer and tutor for the city’s Center for Literacy.





Kids are learning highs, lows of synthetic dope

What’s the real dope on the dope that ain’t real dope?


A newfound music library

Musical preference can be narrow. Just consider how satellite radio or Philadelphia’s radio stations air very specific types of music, programmed to appeal to specific tastes. One station has classical; another has country-western; still others have rock, R&B, oldies or jazz.


Their love’s on the right track

Jackie and Anthony Monturano found true love on the Trenton line. Their train rides to work when they were in their early 20s developed into dating and marriage and two kids.


The past is relevant, says judge in priest case

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