Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Search continues for Fairmount Park rapist

Ten years on, Philadelphia’s serial park rapist continues to elude identification and capture, but police refuse to quit their search for him.

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. 

Suspects sought in Castor Gardens muggings

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a group of young men who may have been responsible for three muggings in the Castor Gardens section of the Northeast last month.

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. 

Fueling the fire

Philadelphia firefighters union President Bill Gault held the attention of an entire city, but for the first time in a long while, did not use it to admonish Mayor Michael Nutter.

At Fels, a gun is found in a backpack

A Fels High School student is sitting in a city jail cell after he allegedly tried to bring a gun into school last Wednesday.

M-16 rifle is missing from police inventory

Has anyone seen a Philadelphia police-issued Colt M-16 rifle lying around?

Suspect sought in sexual assault of teen

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman in Wissinoming early on April 8.

The invasion

Had Charles Macalester happened upon the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River today, he might’ve built a Japanese yashiki there instead of a grand Victorian mansion, such is the dominance of bamboo on the present-day Glen Foerd Estate.

Saying goodbye to Capt. Goodwin

Mike Goodwin embodied the modern-day good shepherd, a servant-leader, jeopardizing his own welfare for the benefit of his flock, according to the Rev. Majorie J. Neal, pastor of St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.