Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

It’s a Giant step for more jobs

Supermarket chain’s Northeast store is its first in Philadelphia. The addition of 275 jobs also had Mayor Nutter in an upbeat mood.


Debris finally cleared from site of January house fire

A Frankford house made uninhabitable by a fire was sealed up by the city on July 5, and debris from the building was bagged up and stacked on the narrow pavement outside until it was collected a couple weeks later.


Dough boys

Back when Harry Truman was president, a couple of South Philly guys decided to move their bar-restaurant from 10th and Jackson streets to the Northeast. Tony and Dominic Mallamaci brought their recipes for old-fashioned tomato pies and handmade meatballs with them when they opened Tony’s Place on the 6300 block of Frankford Ave. on July 2, 1951.


Church has space for PAL center

A new PAL center is expected to open in the Northeast before the school year begins.


Rebuilding a nation

Hard times in Liberia have stirred the spirit of a small congregation at a Somerton church.


Southern taste

So you want something special, do you? You want a cake shaped like a car or a cake that looks like a baby crawling into a diaper bag?


Walking the walk

Bigwigs in government walk the streets of Frankford to get a firsthand view of blight.


School drops plan for church space

A Bustleton church probably will withdraw its application for a zoning variance that would have allowed it to rent classrooms to a charter school.


Crusader for the helpless

Former Northeast resident Yuan Tang left teaching and found her true calling — law school and legal advocacy for vulnerable immigrants.


Controversy brews over fate of Frankford corner bar

Primos Sports Bar has been closed for years, but the property at Arrott and Griscom streets recently was purchased at a sheriff’s sale and the new owner wants neighborhood backing so he can get a liquor license for the restaurant he wants to operate at the corner.