Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

The enemy within

Local 22 President Joe Schulle is facing many challenges, including an all-time low in morale.   

Man arrested for Wissinoming Park teen rape

Philadelphia police arrested a 26-year-old man near the Frankford SEPTA terminal early Saturday after he allegedly snatched a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in nearby Wissinoming Park.

7-Eleven armed robber sought

An armed robber who struck at a Parkwood convenience store on Aug. 18 remains on the loose, Philadelphia police said.

New police training facility in NE

The Philadelphia Police Department opened a new “regional tactical training facility” in the Northeast on Aug. 20. All of the city’s law enforcement agencies, as well as agencies from throughout the region, will be able to study S.W.A.T., ordinance (bomb) disposal and K-9 operations at the facility, according to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Nutter.

Man indicted for pair of bank robberies

A federal grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Aug. 22 for the robberies of two banks in the Northeast and Bridesburg in May.

Officer Davies is ‘slowly improving’

Wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Ed Davies continues “slowly improving” from the near-fatal injuries he suffered on Aug. 13 when an alleged heroin dealer with a history of violence against police shot him inside a Feltonville corner store.

Smoker stable after Somerton gas blast

A cigarette smoker was critically injured when his lighter ignited a gas explosion inside his Somerton home last Wednesday.

A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.  

Mayfair Town Watch needs new members

Mayfair Town Watch is seeking new members, who will be trained by the city’s Town Watch Integrated Services. For more information, call 215-435-2506, visit, check out the Mayfair Town Watch page on Facebook or email ••

Recovered body may be Pennypack drowning victim

A body recovered by police from the Delaware River last weekend may be that of a Wissinoming teenager who disappeared while wading in the storm-surging Pennypack Creek on Aug. 13.