Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

2nd PDAC holds workshop session on how to avoid con artists

Con games are limited almost only by the imaginations of the guys who try to pull them off, Assistant District Attorney Mark Winter told Northeast residents last week.


PECO’s substation set ablaze

If you saw somebody near PECO’s substation at Rhawn and Ditman streets late on Oct. 24, what you know might be worth a lot of money.


Rising Like Yeast

When patrons stop at her family’s bakery in Olney for their favorite cakes and Italian pastries, Lisa Oteri always asks them how far they traveled, and many tell her they come from the Northeast.


Ex-CLIP workers are going to jail

Two more former city workers who pleaded guilty to stealing from homes they had been sent to clean were sentenced Friday. One of nine former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program is yet to be sentenced.


Polish exchange students visit Lincoln High

Some Polish students and their teachers visited Lincoln High School last week.


Danger zone

Four Northeast Philly schools are on a federally mandated ‘persistently dangerous’ list, but school administrators say the situation’s not as bad as it looks.


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will talk about zoning code changes, hear from three City Council candidates and discuss their organization’s bylaws during their meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


Thanks to thieves, coin collector has an unlucky day

Thieves who broke into a vehicle on Cottman Avenue Sunday morning lifted a lot more than loose change. Coins they got, but they were collectables worth $50,000, police said.


Former CLIP employees will repay victims more than $100K

Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.


Strange brew

‘Bye Bye Liver’ touts itself as a ‘drinking play.’ It has sketches, songs and interactive games, but does the audience get too looped to know if they’re having fun?