Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Three union firefighters injured in Tacony blaze

Philadelphia’s firefighters union and City Councilman Bobby Henon have renewed calls for the elimination of the fire department’s brownout program in the aftermath of a Tacony blaze that injured three union members.


The test of time

It’s been six years since construction started on The Arbors at Eagle Pointe. More than half the homes still have not been sold, but the future looks brighter.

The signs on the sales office walls at The Arbors at Eagle Pointe say Westrum Development Company, but John Westrum is marketing something more vital than homes. He’s really selling consumer confidence — which he has to do, considering he’s sitting on the largest and most unsold residential construction project in the Northeast and perhaps the city.


Suspects sought in nightclub armed robbery

Suburban police want to know if any Northeast Philly folks saw a group of masked men traveling in a distinctive canary yellow convertible Ford Mustang early last Friday. They’re likely the same guys who robbed a Bensalem nightclub at gunpoint.


Register valuables with theft-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


Northeast barber shot four times

A Northeast barber was wounded four times when a gunman fired a hail of bullets at his shop on Monday night, police said.


Man swipes painting machine off sidewalk

A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police last week showed how astonishingly quick a crime of opportunity can occur.


Man stabbed in the face at Burholme Pathmark

A homeless man with a history of violence — and prison time — got the attention of dozens of Pathmark shoppers on Oct. 6 when, police said, he used a kitchen knife to stab a 50-year-old man in the face, wounding the victim critically and leaving the store’s dairy section a bloody mess.


Man charged with killing stepfather

A Northeast man is charged with murder for shooting his stepfather to death inside their home on Sunday, Oct. 5.


Lawncrest man to stand trial for murder

A Lawncrest man has been ordered to stand trial for the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Crime log: October 15, 2014

Sept. 8 through 21