Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Ho! Ho! Ho! The IRS has leftover money this year!

Who would have guessed a happy holiday story would come out of the federal government? One has. Santa’s helpers at the Internal Revenue Service have more than 153 million bucks they’re itching to distribute.


Gloves, scarf, anti-freeze

Winter’s just two weeks away. Are you ready to drive in it? More important, is your car ready to be driven in the cold and snow?


City Web site can be resource for community projects

The city has a Web site that gives a rundown of  eighborhood projects — or ideas for projects — to help residents join forces and look for resources to get things done.


They’re wary of Telfair Road plan

Neighbors pack Millbrook meeting to oppose proposal for multi-family home at edge of the city.


Frankford Civic: Shed is OK

Board members of the Frankford Civic Association on Dec. 1 gave their support to a Torresdale Avenue business that wants to put up a shed for tire installation.


Bustleton civic group to weigh proposal for cell tower

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will consider a cellular tower proposal at their meeting next Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


Willits Road bridge work is in your future

The bridge that carries Willits Road over the Wooden Bridge Run will be reduced to one lane while repairs are made — in mid-2014.


Frankford resident kills two home invaders

A Frankford resident who earlier this month had been the victim of a burglary killed two men who broke into his home and wounded two others the night before Thanksgiving, police said.


Firefighters extinguish four blazes in the Northeast

Philadelphia firefighters put out three fires in the Northeast on Sunday and doused another on Nov. 22.


Shopper robbed on Black Friday

It was a bad day for an early-morning Black Friday shopper at  Franklin Mills mall but it could have been worse.