Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

2nd dist. cops losing patience with parking in school zones

Philadelphia’s police officers can be very unsympathetic when people do things that are stupid as well as illegal — especially if someone gives them some lip, too.


Suspect in barber’s slaying gets trial date

A man accused of killing Frankford barber Edward John “E.J.” Rembert in late 2009 will go on trial Jan. 23.


Ex-teacher gets separate trial in clergy-abuse case

A former Catholic lay teacher accused of molesting a juvenile won’t have to stand trial with four other defendants, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday.


Burglars find window of opportunity in Lower Northeast

The 15th Police District’s crime statistics show most crimes are down or running about the same as last year, says the district’s commander, Capt. Frank Bachmayer.


Bah humbug side of Christmas

Some ill winds blow through the holidays.


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.