Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Tasty Traditions

Advertising is where reality and perception often diverge. But in the case of Momma Dietz, the ads only begin to tell the whole truth.


Burglaries are on the rise in the 7th Police District

A lot happened in the 7th Police District over the summer, according to Capt. Joseph Zaffino. Unfortunately, burglaries have probably been the most frequent occurrence.


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.