Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

New zoning regulations top Frankford Civic meeting

A proposal to change the city’s zoning code might provide a check to what members of the Frankford Civic Association have called a proliferation of rooming houses for recovering addicts.


Millbrook Civic is hoping to revive an area Town Watch

Rowdy youths, drug dealing and vandalism are problems that plague city neighborhoods. They’re hardly new anywhere.


Thanks for the support

U.S. Postal Service employees like Rep. Allyson Schwartz and her backing of a House bill that could help save jobs.


Feedback sought for Frankford mural project

Northeast residents can chip in their ideas about a series of murals planned for Frankford’s business corridor during two community meetings that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 13, at Denby’s Sweet Sensations, 4428 Frankford Ave. Both sessions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Plans for baseball batting cages stalled by zoning flap

Joe Brown swung and thought he had connected, but instead, his hit got him involved in a disputed call.


Divine plan

Principles of faith don’t change, but how a church connects with people tends to adapt to the times.


Drug company ready to build distribution complex

Shovels in the ground by September.


Happy school daze

Expanding the Frankford Friends School has been talked about for a while. Zoning variances had to be granted; support had to be gained; financing had to be secured. Not small things, but they needed to be accomplished.


The mayor’s feeling peachy

Dave Fahnestock grew the peaches, but it was the pols who got the applause last week.


The mayor’s feeling peachy

His push for Philadelphians to eat food that’s good for them brings him to a farmers market in Frankford.