Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Polish exchange students visit Lincoln High

Some Polish students and their teachers visited Lincoln High School last week.


Danger zone

Four Northeast Philly schools are on a federally mandated ‘persistently dangerous’ list, but school administrators say the situation’s not as bad as it looks.


Ex-CLIP workers are going to jail

Two more former city workers who pleaded guilty to stealing from homes they had been sent to clean were sentenced Friday. One of nine former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program is yet to be sentenced.


Bustleton Civic to discuss zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will talk about zoning code changes, hear from three City Council candidates and discuss their organization’s bylaws during their meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


Thanks to thieves, coin collector has an unlucky day

Thieves who broke into a vehicle on Cottman Avenue Sunday morning lifted a lot more than loose change. Coins they got, but they were collectables worth $50,000, police said.


Former CLIP employees will repay victims more than $100K

Nine former city workers who ransacked several homes got the bill for their crimes last week. The men, all former employees of the Community Life Improvement Program, must pay their victims more than $108,000.


Strange brew

‘Bye Bye Liver’ touts itself as a ‘drinking play.’ It has sketches, songs and interactive games, but does the audience get too looped to know if they’re having fun?


Local residents really bloom in Citywide Garden Contest

More than two dozen Northeast residents were among the winners of this year’s Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Citywide Garden Contest.


CORA’s success

CORA Services, the Roman Catholic social-services agency on Verree Road in Fox Chase, will be 40 years old in November. In its four decades, CORA has grown in scope, but its mission has remained helping children and families cope with the complexities of modern life.


Frankford residents brainstorm ideas for local mural project

Some Frankford residents got the opportunity last week to share their ideas for a series of murals that will start to decorate the neighborhood’s business corridor next year.