Articles by William Kenny

Civic group turns down offer of $54k to drop opposition

A Northeast Philadelphia civic association has turned down an offer of $54,000 over three years to drop its opposition to a proposed billboard-sized illuminated sign that would overlook Interstate 95 near the Academy Road interchange.

Treading water

Parkwood resident Mike Doyle will travel to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week to join thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. He plans to share images and descriptions of his experiences with The Northeast Times throughout his time on the front lines.      

Victims can reclaim items stolen from cars 

Philadelphia police have invited theft-from-auto victims to reclaim items stolen from their cars.

Train kills man near Torresdale Station

An Amtrak train carrying 30 passengers struck and killed a man near Torresdale Station on the day after Thanksgiving in an apparent case of suicide.

Teenager shot and killed in Lower Mayfair

A 14-year-old boy was shot to death on a Lower Mayfair street on Monday night when two unidentified gunmen jumped out of a car and opened fire at the victim and his friend, police say.

Suspected gunman puts Far NE on lockdown

A suspected gunman held police and a Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood at bay for about three hours on Monday afternoon as he refused to exit his apartment upon command.

NE officer charged with attempted murder

A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his son during an argument in their Northeast home on Labor Day.

Arrest made in home invasion, sexual assault 

A homeless man who may have been living in an abandoned vehicle in the Far Northeast invaded a Bensalem Township woman’s apartment and sexually assaulted her last Saturday, police say.

Volunteers collect tires, litter, debris at Fall Into Your Park cleanup

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed have discovered where Northeast Philadelphians most like to dump their used automobile tires illegally.

Sounds of kindness

The annual Pennypack Music Festival is more than just an outdoor concert series enjoyed by thousands of rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts each summer. It’s also an effective and generous charity organization.