Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


Taste of home

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


They’re wary of Telfair Road plan

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


Firefighters extinguish four blazes in the Northeast

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