Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Shopper robbed on Black Friday

It was a bad day for an early-morning Black Friday shopper at  Franklin Mills mall but it could have been worse.


Driver sought in hit-and-run

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist early on Nov. 21 on the 500 block of Alburger Ave. in Bustleton,


Thrifty stretch of a buck

Sometimes, shopping at a thrift store just makes sense, said Juli Lundberg, public relations manager for Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.


Fatal shooting in Frankford

A 46-year-old Tacony man was shot to death in Frankford late Saturday in what police believe was a robbery.


Two suspects sought in Wawa carjacking

Police are looking for a man and a woman who wanted a ride badly enough to steal one.


’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.


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.


Cardinal Bevilacqua will meet with judge

Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina wants to determine if the ex-archbishop is competent to testify in the trial of one of his former aides.


’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.


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.