Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Thrifty stretch of a buck

Sometimes, shopping at a thrift store just makes sense, said Juli Lundberg, public relations manager for Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.


Broker hopes that deal is near on Frankford Y

“It’s about getting this taken over by someone who will make it a benefit to the community.” — Real-estate broker Sal Palantino discusses the potential sale of the New Frankford Community Y.


’Tis the season for spending

Retailers hoping for a little more ka-ching in this year’s Christmas shopping season have been getting some good news. Consumers are expected to spend a little more than they did last year, but only a little bit more.


Two suspects sought in Wawa carjacking

Police are looking for a man and a woman who wanted a ride badly enough to steal one.


Fatal shooting in Frankford

A 46-year-old Tacony man was shot to death in Frankford late Saturday in what police believe was a robbery.


Cardinal Bevilacqua will meet with judge

Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina wants to determine if the ex-archbishop is competent to testify in the trial of one of his former aides.


Vandals strike quickly at Holme Avenue bridge

Nobody ever said living in a city is all sweetness and light. Even a happy story has a dark side.


’Tis the season for spending

Retailers hoping for a little more ka-ching in this year’s Christmas shopping season have been getting some good news. Consumers are expected to spend a little more than they did last year, but only a little bit more.


Millbrook: It’s time to resurrect Town Watch

Millbrook is a small neighborhood, but it has its problems. Youths selling drugs and fighting are a couple of examples, and a few residents want to re-form a neighborhood Town Watch to address those problems before they grow.


O’Brien is headed for City Hall

After more than three decades in Harrisburg, Dennis O’Brien will be a city councilman in January.