Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

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.


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.


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.


Frankford High seeks volunteer mentors

One hour a week.


Not a bad guy

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


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.


Normandy Civic recaps summer happenings during meeting

Things happened during the summer, the Normandy Civic Association’s president, John Wisniewski, told members Sept. 20 during their first meeting in several months. There were stories of vandals, burglars, skunks and a naked lady. 


New zoning regulations top Frankford Civic meeting

A proposal to change the city’s zoning code might provide a check to what members of the Frankford Civic Association have called a proliferation of rooming houses for recovering addicts.


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.