Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Hero Thrill Show fundraiser is this Saturday

It’s not too late to get tickets for the 59th annual Hero Thrill Show this Saturday, Sept. 21, outside of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly.

Volunteers haul trash during monthly park cleanup

Thirty-five volunteers donated more than 80 man-hours to beautify some Northeast Philly parkland on Aug. 24 during the monthly cleanup event organized by the Friends of Pennypack Park.

Veterans to be honored at Somerton Civic’s Community Day

The Somerton Civic Association will celebrate the 10th birthday of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home as part of the civic group’s annual Community Day on Oct. 5 at Daniel Boyle Playground.

O’Neill: Medical Mission Sisters not selling for now

Rumors about a new low-income housing development on the Medical Mission Sisters’ Fox Chase campus are not true, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.

Bell’s Corner raid nets 360 grams of heroin

Philadelphia police and FBI agents arrested four men during the raid of an alleged heroin packaging operation inside a Bell’s Corner apartment on Sept. 12.

Mugger beats elderly man in Frankford

A strong-arm robber brutally beat an 82-year-old man on a Frankford street corner in broad daylight last week.

NE men nabbed in prostitution sting

Two Northeast Philadelphia “Johns” and two from Port Richmond were among six men locked up by Philadelphia police last Wednesday in a prostitution sting on Kensington Avenue.

Alleged cop shooter ordered to stand trial

Eric Torres faces attempted murder charge for the shooting of Police Officer Edward Davies  

Second suspect arrested in pharmacy heist

Philadelphia police on Friday announced the arrest of a second man in connection with the May 5 burglary of the Delaire Pharmacy in East Torresdale.

Police mourn beloved officer

The Philadelphia police community is mourning the unexpected death of an officer who not only served the city through her job, but helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.