Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

GPS in phones lead to thieves

Ain’t technology wonderful?


Brothers get up to 41 years for NE shooting

If you’re going to shoot a guy, don’t leave your phone anywhere near his body.


Unlocking a mystery

There’s a lot going on in The Angel of Losses, Somerton native Stephanie Feldman’s first novel. There are mysteries within mysteries, stories within stories, history, mythology and discovery.


Once upon a Nation

Matt Muto is sharing the city’s history through the art of storytelling.

Matt Muto can tell you stories, but his tales aren’t personal reminiscences; they’re little slices of the city’s heritage.


NE man who allegedly worked death camp released on bail

An ailing elderly Northeast man who allegedly worked in the Aus-chwitz death camp dur-ing World War II was released on $100,000 federal bail Monday. Also, Johann Breyer’s July 24 hearing to decide a German extradition request was canceled.


Home is where the history is

Historical Society of Tacony places historic markers on neighborhood homes that date back to the 19th century.

History is leaving its mark, well, marks, in Tacony.


City offers free mental health first aid workshops

Philadelphians are more likely to encounter people with mental health issues than they are likely to come across someone having a heart attack.


City begins to tear down Frankford home damaged in ‘13 fire

A city contractor on Monday began tearing down a Frankford home that was heavily damaged in a 2013 fire.


BRT sets deadline to apply for real estate assessment appeals

Anyone who is appealing a real estate assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes should keep an eye on the mail.


Some property assessment appeals will not need a hearing

If you’re appealing that property assessment with the Board of Revision of Taxes, you might not have to wait for a hearing. You might be able to make a deal over the phone.