Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man steps in front of SEPTA train in Somerton

Authorities say that a man who was killed by a SEPTA train in Somerton last Thursday intentionally stepped into the vehicle’s path.

Holmesburg family practice expands

For 32 years, Dr. Joseph Pongonis has been keeping the families of Holmesburg physically healthy. Now he’s working on the economic health of the neighborhood.

Suspect arrested in double murder

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe strangled his girlfriend, stabbed her son to death and set their Wissinoming apartment on fire Saturday morning.

Crime log: October 9, 2013

Sept. 9 through 22

Speaking out against abuse

The colorfully cheerful banners hanging in the front yard of a Parkwood townhome extol the virtues of the determined teenager who lives there.

FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.

Union president demands inspections on all city fire department vehicles

In the aftermath of an ambulance fire that caused significant damage to an Old City firehouse, the president of the Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics union is calling for safety inspections to all city fire department vehicles.

Judge allows city to revoke promotions of firefighters

Amid uncertainty among Philadelphia’s chief personnel executive and leaders of the city’s Fire Department, a judge on Friday refused to block the Nutter administration from revoking the recent promotions of 14 firefighters.

Police search for crook in bank heist

The FBI and Philadelphia police are searching for an unidentified robber who targeted a Northeast bank branch on Friday.

Firefighters honored during Recognition Day

Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.