Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man attempts to grab teen in Lower NE

A 17-year-old girl told police that a man tried to grab her on a Lower Northeast street last week.


Ireland’s patriots

The Irish community plans commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.   


Firefighter and resident injured in blaze

A resident and a firefighter were hospitalized as a result of a devastating home fire in the Northeast’s Chalfont section early Monday.


East Torresdale to host political forums

Voters who hope to get a last look, or even a first look, at hopefuls for the May 19 municipal primary election may want to head to East Torresdale in the coming weeks.


Crime log: March 18, 2015

Feb. 23 through March 8


Child found in Parx parking lot, dad arrested

A Tacony man was arrested at Parx Casino last week after abandoning his 7-year-old son in the parking lot for several hours while the father was inside playing blackjack, according to Bensalem Township police.


Suspect sought in two Cottman Avenue robberies

If you see a guy walking into a tanning salon or beauty supply shop wearing a dark hood and a long red scarf over his face, he’s probably not there to buy some skin cream.


St. Cecilia School eighth-grader allegedly brings pot to class

A student of St. Cecilia School in Fox Chase was escorted from the building by police after school officials allegedly caught him with marijuana in class.


Parkwood man arrested for six robberies

A Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested in Bensalem on March 4 on charges that he robbed six businesses there at gunpoint during the previous month. The same guy remains a suspect in two similar heists at a Somerton Sunoco in February.


NE schools receive ‘high performing’ status

Eighty-one percent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s city-based parish and regional schools have been designated as “high performing” by the Philadelphia School Partnership. Five Northeast schools finished among the top 10 in those rankings, according to the archdiocese.