Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Video released in cell store break-in

Two would-be burglars thought they had the security system sussed when they broke into a Frankford cell phone store on June 17, but there were two surprises waiting for them inside Simple Mobile Solutions at 5216 Torresdale Ave.


Two NE men dead in unrelated shootings

Gunfire claimed the lives of two Northeast men in separate shootings last week.


Two men critical after knife fight in Tacony

A knife fight early Monday outside a Tacony house wasn’t what it initially seemed, but detectives are starting to get a much clearer picture of how two men ended up with critical stab wounds.


Trash pickup issues a hot topic at East Torresdale Civic meeting

Philadelphia has been living up to its derogatory nickname “Filthy-delphia” in at least one major way since last winter as the city’s once-reliable rubbish collection schedule has become the antithesis of clockwork.


SWAT officer shot, saved by vest for second time

Francis Whalen had seen and done it all before.


Robber sought in several dollar store heists

Someone should tell this guy you’re supposed to spend dollars at the dollar store, not take the dollars.


Postman arrested for hoarding undelivered mail

Forget about ringing twice, the postman wasn’t even ringing once in Tacony for the better part of a year, according to a criminal case filed last week by a federal prosecutor.


Neilson, Dailey speak at Candidates’ Night event

Politics can get pretty nasty around election time, but the race to fill the state House seat vacated earlier this year by John Sabatina Jr. has been anything but that.


Man swipes charity change jar

The man who stole a charity change jar from the counter of a Tacony Wawa may be confused, but at least he stands out in a crowd, police say.


Inmate stabs prison officer with shank

An inmate inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg stabbed a prison officer numerous times in the head, neck and arms during a routine prisoner count last Wednesday.