Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Weather device falls from sky, hits parked car

A device described by Philadelphia police as a weather instrument fell from the sky and onto a parked car in the Northeast on Saturday night, according to a report.

Teen killed in Boulevard car crash

A multi-vehicle crash that may have been caused by excessive speed claimed one life and injured a second person critically on Roosevelt Boulevard in Bustleton on Saturday night.

Suspect sought in two jewelry store heists 

A single thief swiped engagement rings from two jewelry stores on both sides of the Delaware River within about one hour earlier this month. Last week, Philadelphia police released surveillance images of the alleged perpetrator.

Oxford Circle post office robbed again 

An Oxford Circle post office was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in three months last Thursday.

More police presence not likely in Far Northeast

“We’re about two hundred (cops) short city-wide. Every district is short.” — Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey 

Mayfair Civic Association tables vote on church

When Philadelphia officials created and adopted a new zoning code three years ago, one of the purposes was to make the voluminous document easier to understand and navigate for property owners and lessees, large and small. But some folks are still missing the boat.

Man sentenced for stabbing woman 40 times

A Frankford man admitted last week that he stabbed a woman to death in March and buried her body in a shallow grave in the backyard of his apartment building, only for a building manager to tip off police days after the fact.

Cop aims to raise money for fallen officers’ families

A Philadelphia police officer who operates a Christmas tree business in Bensalem will be raising money for fallen officers’ families and collecting meals and gifts for families in need throughout the holiday season. Santa Claus will be helping him do it.

7th PDAC honors officers

Two officers from the 7th Police District were recently named Officers of the Month for October.

Student stabs classmates at Lincoln Tech

Two Lincoln Tech students were nursing stab wounds and a third facing criminal charges after a fight during recess at the Torresdale-based school for aspiring auto mechanics.