Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

The aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Residents continue to assess the damage caused by the strong storm, including flooding and trees flattened by gusty winds.


Pharmaceutical firm buys golf-course acreage

Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.


The science of sweet dreams

Cancer. It’s a word with so much meaning.


Getting down to business

Sometimes, it really is about who you know.


Use common sense to avoid burglaries

It’s the little things.


Defendant in assault must have mental-health tests

A judge orders the evaluation as part of ongoing efforts to determine whether Shawn Aiken is competent to stand trial on charges related to the March 2010 attack.


Car club hits the brakes in quest for new headquarters

The Secret Society Vehicle Club needs a zoning variance. The club's treasurer recently tried to dispel the doubts of opponents reluctant to offer their blessing.


IRS: Tax scam brings many unhappy returns

Con artist “tax preparers” are telling seniors they can get big refunds. What they're likely to get is a lot of aggravation.


Public hearing discusses school choice and tuition vouchers

Should parents get Pennsylvania tax dollars — money to be taken from spending on public schools — to help them pay for tuition at private, non-public or charter schools?


Boyle brothers propose new bill

State Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle want to deny pensions for government employees convicted of sex crimes.