Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Former prison guard faces felony charges

A former Philadelphia prison guard is facing federal felony charges after he allegedly tried to deliver drugs, cigarettes and mobile telephones to inmates in exchange for cash.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and federal agents are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed two Mayfair bank branches in a one-week span.


Prison time for former cop

A former Philadelphia police officer has been ordered to serve six months in federal prison for his role in a multi-state steroid distribution ring orchestrated by a former police colleague.


Enjoy free pancakes at IHOP for a great cause

The International House of Pancakes has invited guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. That day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fund-raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fund-raising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


Police probe fatal shooting of teenager in Castor Gardens

Philadelphia police have not named a suspect or determined a motive in the fatal shooting of a Castor Gardens teenager about two blocks from his home last Thursday night.


Gun Rush

— For the first time since the massacre in Connecticut, the National Guard Armory hosts a gun show, and it attracts the masses.


Murder charges added in Tacony dungeon case

Federal prosecutors have charged the purported “mom” of the Tacony “House of Horrors” with two counts of murder and numerous hate crimes as part of a 150-page grand jury indictment released last Wednesday.


In Holme Circle, false flier sparks huge turnout

A private developer is seeking public funding to convert an old convent on Holme Avenue into a 44-unit apartment complex for homeless military veterans and other low-income people — but neighborhood folks already knew about that.


Pennypack problems top Upper Holmesburg civic

Holmesburg-area residents were hoping that heightened public awareness of the Pennypack Creek Bridge would bring cleanliness and better security to the centuries-old viaduct at Frankford Avenue.


Boyle Scholarship Fund awards another $40,000 in tuition grants

Officer Daniel Boyle’s legacy grew last month as a scholarship program created in his memory extended benefits to students in two additional schools for the current academic year.