Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Council supports business tax breaks

City Council last week passed a pair of bills designed to make it easier — and cheaper — to do business in Philadelphia.


Two suspects sought in jewelry store heist

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the two armed men who made off with jewelry worth more than $200,000 from the Belaggio jewelry store on the 2100 block of Cottman Ave. at 4:50 p.m. last Friday.


Frankford artist is seeking inspiration

Cesar Viveros, the artist who will create a series of murals for the Frankford business corridor, wants to hear residents’ stories about the neighborhood next Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Frankford Community Development Corporation, 4900 Griscom St.


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will discuss neighborhood zoning issues and vote on bylaws changes when they meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave.


Good to be home

When a veteran dies at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road, the death is marked with a military ceremony — and dignity. 


Man killed in Blvd. crash

A 21-year-old Philadelphia man was killed Sunday afternoon in a Roosevelt Boulevard traffic accident.


Frankford’s Quickie Mart owner wants to expand

A Frankford Avenue convenience store owner who wants to renovate his property and also sell beer got an earful from a few opponents during a meeting of the Frankford Civic Association.


CLIP defendant sentenced

The final defendant was sentenced last week in the case of former city workers who ransacked four Northeast Philadelphia homes.


Caught up in the movement

Talk about a string quartet — two violinists, a cellist and violist — and most people will think “classical” music.


Happy Day!

It was a jubilant time for motorists last week when completed repairs to the Holme Avenue bridge ended months of detours and aggravation.