Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Willits Road bridge work is in your future

The bridge that carries Willits Road over the Wooden Bridge Run will be reduced to one lane while repairs are made — in mid-2014.


They’re wary of Telfair Road plan

Neighbors pack Millbrook meeting to oppose proposal for multi-family home at edge of the city.


Gloves, scarf, anti-freeze

Winter’s just two weeks away. Are you ready to drive in it? More important, is your car ready to be driven in the cold and snow?


City Web site can be resource for community projects

The city has a Web site that gives a rundown of  eighborhood projects — or ideas for projects — to help residents join forces and look for resources to get things done.


Bustleton civic group to weigh proposal for cell tower

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League will consider a cellular tower proposal at their meeting next Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Ami on Old Bustleton Avenue.


Frankford Civic: Shed is OK

Board members of the Frankford Civic Association on Dec. 1 gave their support to a Torresdale Avenue business that wants to put up a shed for tire installation.


Normandy’s OK with police-training proposal

Residents approve the site on Woodhaven Road.


Bustleton civic group gives members an attendance test

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League have amended the group’s bylaws to require new members to attend at least one monthly meeting before they are eligible to vote on matters before the organization. Members must live in the 19115 ZIP code.


Frankford resident kills two home invaders

A Frankford resident who earlier this month had been the victim of a burglary killed two men who broke into his home and wounded two others the night before Thanksgiving, police said.


Firefighters extinguish four blazes in the Northeast

Philadelphia firefighters put out three fires in the Northeast on Sunday and doused another on Nov. 22.