Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

2nd dist. cops losing patience with parking in school zones

Philadelphia’s police officers can be very unsympathetic when people do things that are stupid as well as illegal — especially if someone gives them some lip, too.


Vandals repeat their dirty work at Holme Ave. bridge

The new bridge that takes Holme Avenue over railroad tracks was graffiti-free last Thursday. By Monday, it was covered with fresh wall scrawls.


Ex-teacher gets separate trial in clergy-abuse case

A former Catholic lay teacher accused of molesting a juvenile won’t have to stand trial with four other defendants, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday.


Dead animals found in Far NE

The carcasses of several decapitated animals were found on a Far Northeast property last week.


Suspect in barber’s slaying gets trial date

A man accused of killing Frankford barber Edward John “E.J.” Rembert in late 2009 will go on trial Jan. 23.


PGW cited for actions in Tacony blast

The state’s Public Utility Commission last week charged the Philadelphia Gas Works violated state and federal regulations more than 300 times in the way its employees handled a mid-January gas leak in Tacony that led to a fatal explosion.


Taste of home

Volunteers with America 4R Marines undertake an annual holiday drive with a local flavor.


Burglars find window of opportunity in Lower Northeast

The 15th Police District’s crime statistics show most crimes are down or running about the same as last year, says the district’s commander, Capt. Frank Bachmayer.


Budding Ballerina

Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan’s devotion and her roles in ‘The Nutcracker’ make one thing clear. The teen’s pursuit of a ballet career keeps her on her toes.


Bah humbug side of Christmas

Some ill winds blow through the holidays.