Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

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.


Fox Chase gets a new Web site

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association will soon be connected with the community through a new and improved Web site.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Robbery suspect sought

Federal and local authorities are trying to identify a man who robbed a Bustleton bank branch on Thursday morning.



Pot bust at Franklin Mills

Franklin Mills is a popular shopping and tourism destination, but out-of-towners Anthony DeRosa and Eric Boehm had other plans when they visited the sprawling mega-mall last Thursday, authorities say.


Frankford man killed in blaze

Frankford residents are mourning the death of the well-known owner of a local auto sales business after fire ripped through his neighborhood home.


Firefighter chief: No mayoral recall

The leader of the city’s firefighters union said his organization will not seek to have Mayor Michael Nutter “recalled” from office after members loudly demanded Nutter’s ouster during a Jan. 8 demonstration at the city’s newest firehouse.


Somerton OKs congregation’s plan for residential property

— The Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry plans to purchase a house on Bustleton Avenue to use for worship.