Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus



'Treasury Hunt' yields cash for local residents

— As some residents in the 169th district are finding out, it pays to check your mail and be well-read.



Seeking the best and worst vacant lots in the city

The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.


Windfall!

— State Rep. Ed Neilson says the Pennsylvania Treasury is holding $11 million in unclaimed property that belongs to people in his 169th district. This week, he's been reuniting constituents with their cash.


‘Kensington Strangler’ guilty, will serve three lifetimes

A Port Richmond mother of four was among Antonio Rodriguez’s three victims. For his crimes, he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison.



$1.4 million settlement in Valley Club Swim case

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the Valley Club, a Huntingdon Valley swim club whose members allegedly discriminated against minority children from an Oxford Circle day camp in June 2009.


All the right moves

— For the past two decades, Olga Kresin has been teaching students ages 4 to 24 at her ballet school in the Klein JCC in Northeast Philly.