Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Final farewell

Three Northeast churches have their last Masses. 


Two Northeast men arrested in prostitution sting

Two Northeast men were among five “Johns” arrested by Philadelphia police last Thursday as part of a prostitution sting in the city’s Harrowgate section.


Body of missing NE boy recovered from Pennypack Creek

Searchers on Thursday recovered the body of a Northeast boy who disappeared three days earlier after jumping into a notorious swimming hole in the rain-swollen Pennypack Creek.


Body found in burning car

Firefighters made a grisly discovery after they extinguished a burning car in Pennypack Park last Thursday. There was a human body in the vehicle’s trunk.


Sentencing in ’06 fatal robbery sparks courtroom clash

On a day when three members of a murderous Frankford street gang known as the “Parkside Pushers” finally met justice, a violent post-sentence outburst by one of the defendant’s relatives might’ve earned him a new nickname — the Parkside Puncher.


East Torresdale discusses needed modifications to the traffic patterns

State Road is not on the official Interstate 95 Cottman Avenue Interchange detour route, but motorists have chosen it as one of their favorite alternatives to the construction-clogged highway.


Police talk of their ‘binder full of gypsies’ at 7th PDAC meeting

Ed Hoerger and Anthony Krebs have a binder full of gypsies.


Upper Holmesburg elects new officers

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association elected new officers during the group’s monthly meeting last Thursday. The new officers look just like the old ones.


Maximum sentence given for mugging elderly woman

Frankford’s Antonio Santiago was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison for brutally mugging a 93-year-old woman on Easter Sunday in ’12.


Judge allows bail for faith-healing mom

Pastors testify they did not tell the Schaibles to forego medical care for ailing son.