Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


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.


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.


Occupy: Burholme

There’s no place like home — but did it belong to a Burholme couple or a squatter?


O’Brien is headed for City Hall

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


Growth spurt

The building addition at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union on Red Lion Road is a physical representation of growth.


Frankford’s Quickie Mart owner wants to expand

A Frankford Avenue convenience store owner who wants to renovate his property and also sell beer got an earful from a few opponents during a meeting of the Frankford Civic Association.


Good to be home

When a veteran dies at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road, the death is marked with a military ceremony — and dignity. 


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will discuss neighborhood zoning issues and vote on bylaws changes when they meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave.