Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Service Program Reaches End of Line in Frankford Business District

The Frankford Special Services District will go out of business when the year ends, said Tim Wisniewski, its executive director.


Hee's Ready to Strut

With Philly’s best-known tradition just around the corner, a Fox Chase Mummer is ready for action.


Reading resolutions

If one of the New Year’s resolutions you’re considering is to get more reading done, here are some recommendations from a way-less-than-scientifically-conducted poll in which each respondent was asked to name a book that’s just fun to read.


Vandals repeat their dirty work at Holme Ave. bridge

The new bridge that takes Holme Avenue over railroad tracks was graffiti-free last Thursday. By Monday, it was covered with fresh wall scrawls.


PGW cited for actions in Tacony blast

The state’s Public Utility Commission last week charged the Philadelphia Gas Works violated state and federal regulations more than 300 times in the way its employees handled a mid-January gas leak in Tacony that led to a fatal explosion.


2nd dist. cops losing patience with parking in school zones

Philadelphia’s police officers can be very unsympathetic when people do things that are stupid as well as illegal — especially if someone gives them some lip, too.


Dead animals found in Far NE

The carcasses of several decapitated animals were found on a Far Northeast property last week.


Ex-teacher gets separate trial in clergy-abuse case

A former Catholic lay teacher accused of molesting a juvenile won’t have to stand trial with four other defendants, a Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday.


Suspect in barber’s slaying gets trial date

A man accused of killing Frankford barber Edward John “E.J.” Rembert in late 2009 will go on trial Jan. 23.


Budding Ballerina

Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan’s devotion and her roles in ‘The Nutcracker’ make one thing clear. The teen’s pursuit of a ballet career keeps her on her toes.