Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Scam suspect pulls a slow one

Accused of swindling an 81-year-old man, Sandra Anderson has had her hearing postponed nine times in 15 months. Last week she showed up late. Her lawyer didn’t show at all.


Good news about Holme Ave. bridge

The monthly meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association featured some really good news and some not-so-good news.


Police probe hit-and-run death

A man has been questioned by police but no arrests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Torresdale woman on Thursday.


Somerton kicks in support for martial-arts studio

The Somerton Civic Association on Sept. 13 gave nearly unanimous approval for the legalization of a commercial martial arts studio in a light industrial property on Damar Drive.


A community effort

The district attorney’s efforts to bring justice closer to home is getting good reviews, for now.


Still no agreement with Maggie’s in E. Torresdale

“I’m still trying to work with the community, but it seems like they won’t let go of some of the problems from the past,” the owner says.


Bright Idea

The Iraqi desert can be a harsh place to live, and not just because of the landmines and snipers.


Frankford man charged with attempted murder

The Philadelphia district attorney on Sept. 20 filed an attempted-murder charge against a Frankford man whom police shot and critically wounded in April.


Dollars & sense for the community

A lot of times, businesses face at least some community opposition when they seek to open a 4,800-square-foot store with a drive-through window, a big parking lot and lots of traffic going in and out.


Council redistricting leaves O’Neill feeling a bit ‘blue’

Whether a rift existed in City Council before the passage of new district boundaries last week is a matter of contention. But now that the vote is done, the verbal and political sparring may just be starting.