Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Upper Holmesburg not moved by playground proposal

The Upper Holmesburg community had a chance to get tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of new playground equipment on an open patch of city park ground at Frankford Avenue and Pennypack Street.


Inmate stabbed to death in Holmesburg prison

Criminal charges have not been filed in connection with the stabbing of four inmates, including one fatally, at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility in Holmesburg on June 21.


Officer Derrick Walker honored in the 7th

Officer Derrick Walker was recognized as the 7th Police District’s Officer of the Month for May during a meeting of the 7th Police District Advisory Council at Deer Meadows Retirement Community.


Unexpected detour on Holme Avenue

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had every intention of keeping traffic flowing on Holme Avenue during a 20-month bridge reconstruction project just east of Holme Circle.


Janitor arrested for alleged sexual assaults

A Far Northeast Philadelphia Catholic grade school janitor was arrested early this month in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults of children who have not attended the school.


Maggie’s Café remains heated topic in East Torresdale

They’ve been in contact with more government offices and agencies than they ever could’ve imagined or feared.


Pair charged in police-impersonation case

A Philadelphia police sergeant was hospitalized after helping to capture two men who allegedly posed as police officers while robbing a Northeast woman in her home.


Engine 38 to rise soon

The administration of then-Mayor John Street first alerted the Tacony community four years ago that the neighborhood’s fire engine company would be relocated because of the Interstate 95 renovations.


Police arrest would-be scam artist who ‘note’-ified victims

Police have arrested a would-be scam artist who they allege left numerous written threats on women’s vehicles outside of department stores in the Northeast and South Philadelphia.


Life after legacy

Northeast Catholic High was the legacy. How’s life been for its exiles? It gets mixed grades.