Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Pedestrians victimized in Oxford Circle

Robbers armed with a shotgun and a Taser-type weapon have victimized two pedestrians and a doughnut shop in the Oxford Circle area in recent weeks, according to Philadelphia police, who seek the public’s help in identifying the culprits.


Police District Advisory Council honors four

The 7th Police District Advisory Council recently recognized four members of the district as Officers of the Month for December or January.


Man sought in Rhawnhurst bank heist

Police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the TruMark Financial Credit Union in Rhawnhurst last Wednesday.


Northeast High staffer transferred after sex accusation

The Northeast High School staff member accused of having sex with a student continues to work for the city’s public school district, although he no longer has official contact with students.


Three robbers sought

Police seek the public’s help in identifying three men who robbed a Mayfair convenience store on March 3.


State rejects convent apartment funding

Holme Circle residents appear to have won their fight to block the conversion of a local convent into a low-income apartment building.


National Night Out will return to Fox Chase this summer

National Night Out will return to Fox Chase after a one-year hiatus.


Protests drown out mayor’s budget talk

The earsplitting shrill of referees’ whistles and derogatory chants echoed from City Council’s balcony, deafening council members and spectators alike on the floor of the venerable chamber and rendering Mayor Michael Nutter’s ceremonial budget address secondary to the spectacle.


Mayor Nutter finally gives budget address after union workers drown out his speech

     Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today proposed a $3.75 billion budget for 2014 and proposed setting the city’s property tax rate at 1.32 percent, which is higher than the 1.25 percent that had been speculated.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast: