Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Danger zone

Four Northeast Philly schools are on a federally mandated ‘persistently dangerous’ list, but school administrators say the situation’s not as bad as it looks.


Ex-CLIP workers are going to jail

Two more former city workers who pleaded guilty to stealing from homes they had been sent to clean were sentenced Friday. One of nine former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program is yet to be sentenced.


Polish exchange students visit Lincoln High

Some Polish students and their teachers visited Lincoln High School last week.


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will talk about zoning code changes, hear from three City Council candidates and discuss their organization’s bylaws during their meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


Strange brew

‘Bye Bye Liver’ touts itself as a ‘drinking play.’ It has sketches, songs and interactive games, but does the audience get too looped to know if they’re having fun?


Former CLIP employees will repay victims more than $100K

Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.


Thanks to thieves, coin collector has an unlucky day

Thieves who broke into a vehicle on Cottman Avenue Sunday morning lifted a lot more than loose change. Coins they got, but they were collectables worth $50,000, police said.


CORA’s success

CORA Services, the Roman Catholic social-services agency on Verree Road in Fox Chase, will be 40 years old in November. In its four decades, CORA has grown in scope, but its mission has remained helping children and families cope with the complexities of modern life.


Making the healthy choice

Local doctors have recommended building a new primary-care facility in the Northeast to treat uninsured city residents or people with Medicaid.


Armed robberies are declining in 15th district

Robberies with guns have dropped 13 percent in the 15th Police District, Capt. Frank Bachmayer told members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council during their recent meeting in the John M. Perzel Community Center.