Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

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.


Murder charges filed against 'mom' in Tacony dungeon case

Linda Ann Weston, 53, was charged with two counts of murder and numerous hate crimes in connection with what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to steal Social Security benefits from mentally disabled people.


Crime log (January 23, 2012)

Dec. 31 through Jan. 13


Four women charged after Tacony prostitution bust

A mortgage company, a podiatrist, an investment firm, a tanning salon and a Web marketing consultant have all called the same Tacony storefront home in recent years, according to various online directories.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Somerton bank last Wednesday.


Suspect in house-thefts turns himself in

The son of a former Philadelphia police commissioner surrendered to authorities on Thursday, eight days after the district attorney’s office announced filing criminal charges against him in a house-stealing scheme.


Fatal crashes claim two

Two people died on area expressways last weekend in a pair of unrelated crashes.


Marshal says smoking is to blame in fatal fire

The Philadelphia fire marshal has declared smoking as the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Frankford auto sales lot owner and injured his roommate on Jan. 13.


Four face fraud charges in theft of city homes

Two Northeast residents, one of them a former police commissioner’s son, are among four men facing fraud charges for allegedly “stealing” 22 uninhabited city homes and selling them for profit.