Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


Frankford High seeks volunteer mentors

One hour a week.


Armed robberies are declining in 15th district

Robberies with guns have dropped 13 percent in the 15th Police District, Capt. Frank Bachmayer told members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council during their recent meeting in the John M. Perzel Community Center.


Not a bad guy

At the Rosenbach, a festival shows that Dracula was so much more than a fellow whose personality downright sucked.


Making the healthy choice

Local doctors have recommended building a new primary-care facility in the Northeast to treat uninsured city residents or people with Medicaid.


Millbrook Civic is hoping to revive an area Town Watch

Rowdy youths, drug dealing and vandalism are problems that plague city neighborhoods. They’re hardly new anywhere.