Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Holy cow, what have you been smoking?

— With the rising popularity of synthetic marijuana, the city's police department has a good idea what it's all about.






Attorney: Lynn tried to put collar on preists

— The monsignor, on trial in the archdiocesan child sex-abuse case, did his best to keep suspect clergymen from having contact with parish youngsters, his lawyer said.


Sweet spot


Priests' trial to begin on Monday

— Two are charged with raping minors; a third is charged with allowing the first two to be in contact with children.



Feathered friend

— Whether she's at home or taking a stroll in her Castor Gardens neighborhood, Tami Whittock always has Winston on her shoulder. The small parrot is a colorful character popular with a lot of folks around town.