Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


Divine plan

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


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.


Frankford Parks Group strives for non-profit status

The Frankford Parks Group, whose members are dedicated to improving and maintaining the neighborhood’s small parks, is trying to get non-profit status with the state, said Kimberly Washington, president.


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.


Ex-CLIP workers to do prison time

Laborers with the city cleanup program used it to evict homeowners under bogus pretenses and steal their possessions. Nine of them admitted their roles.


The mayor’s feeling peachy

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


Jury selection begins in trial of ex-CLIP employees

Jury selection in the trial of five former city workers accused of ransacking homes began Tuesday. The trial itself was expected to begin late Wednesday or Thursday this week.


No court appearance for Bevilacqua, for now

There was a good chance that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua wouldn’t be in court last week.