Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Tacony man accused of harassment, indecent exposure

A Tacony man with three prior prison stints and more than a dozen arrests for charges including harassment, lewdness and corrupting a minor was locked up again on April 29 for allegedly accosting several young women at Philadelphia University.

School budget cuts topic of Holme Circle civic meeting

The School District of Philadelphia’s budget crisis will affect every public school in the city, including the relatively prosperous Robert Pollock Elementary School in Holme Circle, according to the outgoing principal.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Mayfair

A Mayfair man was killed last week in a motorcycle crash about four blocks from his home.

Engine 46 stresses importance of smoke detectors

It’s a sad scenario that Philadelphia firefighters see all too often: citizens suffering injury or death in a residential fire with no working smoke detectors in the home.

Fatal shooting in Frankford

A Frankford man was killed in a hail of gunfire on a Frankford block late Monday as three robbers reportedly tried to invade the home of a couple and several children. Shortly after 10 p.m., three gunmen showed up at a home on the 5700 block of Leonard St. and tried to force their way inside. It’s not clear what prompted the gunfire. 

Harris gets 20 to 40 years for dog droppings killing

Tyrirk Harris had a problem curbing his pets, but a Philadelphia judge had no problem curbing Harris, the Tacony man who killed a neighbor last year in a dispute over dog droppings.

Frankford man convicted of Easter attack

An East Frankford man is facing up to 40 years in prison after a judge last week convicted him in the brutal Easter Sunday 2012 mugging of a 93-year-old woman in Bell’s Corner.

Officer stabbed in Torresdale

A Philadelphia police officer is recovering from stab wounds to the stomach after robbers attacked the off-duty patrolman Monday night while he jogged in his East Torresdale neighborhood. 

Fund created in memory of Capt. Michael Goodwin

On April 6, Philadelphia’s firefighters bid a sad farewell to Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin, who lost his life while battling a massive fire at a South Philadelphia fabric store. Last week, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22 announced the creation of the Capt. Michael Goodwin Memorial Fund.