Articles by William Kenny

Volunteers clean up Northeast park

The Friends of Pennypack Park finished up their 2016 cleanup season with a monstrous haul of trash that they removed from the park in the area of Frankford and Solly avenues on Nov. 26.


NewCourtland Senior Services will begin construction in January

Demolition of the old St. Bartholomew School building is underway. The first of three construction phases will begin in January and is expected to continue for 18 months.


Motorcyclist killed after crash with SUV

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured when their two-wheeler crashed into an SUV outside the Grant Academy Shopping Center on Nov. 25.


Man, 19, surrenders to police in teen’s murder

A murder suspect surrendered to Philadelphia police yesterday afternoon in connection with the Nov. 28 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy on a Lower Mayfair street.


Heart and Lung Act now covers city paramedics, EMTs

Chuck McQuilkin shares a disturbing story about the emergency responders who routinely risk their lives in service of the city, but don’t always get the same level of timely attention when something bad happens to them.


Fire damages Henry of Mayfair watch shop

An iconic Mayfair watch repair shop will be shut down for a while after a fire there on Saturday.


Ex-Somerton Civic president arrested again

The former president of the Somerton Civic Association was back in police custody on Tuesday as authorities were preparing to file an additional theft charge against him.


Civic group turns down offer of $54k to drop opposition

A Northeast Philadelphia civic association has turned down an offer of $54,000 over three years to drop its opposition to a proposed billboard-sized illuminated sign that would overlook Interstate 95 near the Academy Road interchange.


Treading water

Parkwood resident Mike Doyle will travel to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week to join thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. He plans to share images and descriptions of his experiences with The Northeast Times throughout his time on the front lines.      


Victims can reclaim items stolen from cars 

Philadelphia police have invited theft-from-auto victims to reclaim items stolen from their cars.