Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Masked men get $300K in armored car heist

Three robbers wearing Scream-style Halloween masks made off with more than $300,000 in cash after a brazen armored truck heist at a Holmesburg bank last Thursday.

Police search for suspect in child abduction

Police are trying to identify a man who abducted a 15-year-old girl from an Upper Holmesburg street, drove her to a nearby park, slapped her in the face and returned her to her neighborhood.

Irish musician to play free show in gratitude

If Port Richmond-based musician Raymond Coleman ever penned his autobiography, he might want to call it The Barber of Tyrone.

Help ID Somerton playground vandals

A surveillance camera at a Somerton playground filmed a teenager spray-painting graffiti on a basketball court on Oct. 17. Now detectives are trying to identify the vandal.

Armed robbers sought in 7-Eleven heist

Police seek the public’s help in identifying two masked men who robbed a 7-Eleven in the Holme Circle area early last Friday.

Northeast teen dies in car crash

An aspiring Eagle Scout from the Northeast lost his life in an automobile accident on Oct. 26 after spending the morning doing volunteer work in Pennypack Park. The tragedy occurred at about 12:36 p.m. on eastbound Red Lion Road near Northeast Airport, Philadelphia police said. Christopher Alvelo, 17, and three other teens were passengers in a Ford pickup truck when the driver, Alvelo’s 51-year-old stepfather, lost consciousness.

Volunteers help clean up Pennypack

Litterers stepped up their game in Pennypack Park last summer, but so did volunteers from the park’s friends group on Oct. 26 when they cleaned up the Sandy Run section of the park.

Pill drug ring tied to NE pharmacy

A Castor Gardens pharmacy was one of the main suppliers for a prescription drug dealer who illegally sold more than 380,000 oxycodone pills in Philadelphia and surrounding communities, federal authorities said last week.

Murder charges dropped in drag racing case

A Philadelphia judge has tossed out murder charges against one of two men whose alleged street racing on Roosevelt Boulevard led to a high-speed crash that claimed the lives of a mother and her three young sons in July.

Demoted firefighters testify before City Council

Before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department, Joseph Pospiech served in combat with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.