Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Doc faces 25 years in prison for illegal kickbacks

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Construction forces northbound 95 lanes to close late Thursday and early Friday

Contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue on Thursday night and early Friday for storm inlet adjustments in the Cottman Avenue Interchange work zone.


Around Town Events (June 5, 2013)

Glen Foerd summer fun A sailing regatta, outdoor concert series and guided tours will highlight programming at Glen Foerd on the Delaware in June. On Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m., the Racing Fleet of the Delaware River Yacht Club will open the 20th annual Glen Foerd Regatta. Guests will dine riverside on a picnic-style summer buffet. Iced tea, lemonade and assorted soft drinks are included in the buffet, with a cash bar available for those wishing to toast their favorite sailboat. Maritime music specialist and Glen Foerd favorite Charlie Zahm will provide listening enjoyment. Tickets cost $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. The event always sells out. The 2013 Glen Foerd Summer Concert series will debut on June 25 with the Philadelphia String Quartet. Future performances include the Sounds of Swing on July 16 and Hot Taters: Dixieland/New Orleans Mardi Gras on Aug. 20. All shows start at 7 p.m. Premium seats in the air-conditioned tent cost $3 for non-members and are free for members. There are 160 tent seats available. Lawn seating is free. As an ongoing initiative throughout the summer, Glen Foerd also will offer guided public tours of the 19th-century mansion every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Tours last for about one hour. Reservations are not required, but visitors should call ahead to ensure that a tour is not cancelled due to another special event. Guided tours are also available by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays year-round. Reservations are required at least two days in advance. Tours cost $10 for adults or $9 for students and seniors. For information about all Glen Foerd events, call 215-632-5330 or visit www.glenfoerd.org ••


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI believe that the same unidentified man has attempted to rob banks in the Northeast and in Bridesburg in recent weeks.


Retired priest accused of molestation

The archdiocese received one sexual misconduct allegation against the Rev. James J. Collins, who retired from Holy Family University earlier this year.


The Art of Golf

When the best golfers in the world gather in Ardmore next month for the 113th U.S. Open, the players, international media and sun-kissed (or rain-drenched) galleries will belatedly commemorate the centennial of a venue steeped in the sport’s illustrious history.


Firefighters oust union boss

Bill Gault, who was very vocal about perceived mistakes in the handling of the Kensington Buck Hosiery fire, has been voted out of his post as head of Philadelphia's Local 22 firefighters union.


Happy ending for missing dog

The Northeast Times has helped reunite a lost dog with his Somerton home.


Knife wielding man fatally shot by police

Police officers shot and killed a man on an Oxford Circle street on Saturday morning after he allegedly charged at them with a butcher knife.


Pearl Harbor vet says he’s last of his survivors’ group

Alex Horanzy and his buddies had a late night on the town on Dec. 6, 1941. In fact, their night of revelry in Oahu, Hawaii, lasted well into the early hours of Dec. 7, 1941.