Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

E. Torresdale Civic approves zoning application

Sometime during the last 40 years, the city of Philadelphia screwed up the zoning for 9900 Lorry Place.


Changing of the guard

Jim Kenney, Lisa Deeley and John Sabatina Jr. score big victories, while Ed Neilson loses his reelection bid. 


Alleged repeat sexual predator arrested in Burholme

Live surveillance and a civilian tip helped Philadelphia police capture an alleged repeat sexual predator who was hiding out at a house in the Northeast on Monday night. It wasn’t the first time that he has been accused of rape.


Search is on for bike thief caught on surveillance cam

Residents are hoping a surveillance video of a crook who swiped a bicycle from a porch in Wissinoming brings the man to justice. 


Public’s help sought in ID’ing home invader

Police have released little information about a home invasion robbery and possible sexual assault that occurred in Oxford Circle on April 3, but they seek the public’s help in identifying one of the culprits.


Police trying to ID Castor Gardens robber

An armed robber probably thought he had the cashier of Summerdale Mini-Market cornered when he pointed his handgun through a gap in the victim’s protective booth. Instead, the worker ran from his cubicle, leaving the masked crook to flee empty-handed.


Pennypack Park’s Earth Day cleanup nets 97 bags of litter

Fifty-eight volunteers, including folks from AgustaWestland Corp., the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Haverford College and the Community Life Improvement Program, removed 97 bags of litter from Pennypack Park during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s annual Earth Day cleanup on April 25.


O’Brien’s program brings vacant buildings into focus

For the Nutter administration, last Wednesday’s ceremonial warehouse demolition on North Eighth Street was an opportunity to tout the new “proactive” partnership between the city’s Fire Department and Department of Licenses and Inspection in dealing with large, vacant and dangerous properties.


Morrell woman charged in fatal DUI crash

A Morrell Park woman is facing new drunk-driving-related homicide charges nine months after she allegedly ran down a man who was waiting at a bus stop near her home.


A living legacy

There was another big demonstration in downtown Philadelphia last Wednesday afternoon, another march of people — hundreds of them in fact — all with a passionate and very personal point to make.