Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

CLIP defendant sentenced

The final defendant was sentenced last week in the case of former city workers who ransacked four Northeast Philadelphia homes.


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month

Bad things could have happened.


His personal cancer battle

It was difficult for Bruce Platt to watch his mother succumb to aggressive pancreatic cancer. But it inspired him to push the Pennsylvania Legislature for a resolution to promote awareness of the disease.


Happy Day!

It was a jubilant time for motorists last week when completed repairs to the Holme Avenue bridge ended months of detours and aggravation.


Caught up in the movement

Talk about a string quartet — two violinists, a cellist and violist — and most people will think “classical” music.


PECO’s substation set ablaze

If you saw somebody near PECO’s substation at Rhawn and Ditman streets late on Oct. 24, what you know might be worth a lot of money.


Rising Like Yeast

When patrons stop at her family’s bakery in Olney for their favorite cakes and Italian pastries, Lisa Oteri always asks them how far they traveled, and many tell her they come from the Northeast.


Polish exchange students visit Lincoln High

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


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.


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.