Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

It’s her time to shine

During troubled times, Elizabeth Lane had put family first. Now two scholarships and a lot of support are helping her reach a dream for her own future.

Fallen firefighter memorialized at firehouse

Officially, Firefighter Elmer Clothier died from the effects of a heart attack he suffered in 1968, but folks who really knew Clothier blame a different cause. They say he died from a broken heart.

Residential burglaries are on the rise in 7th Police District

Philadelphia police on Monday issued a public warning via the ReadyNotifyPA system about a recent spike in the number of residential burglaries occurring in the 7th district.

Tips lead police to drug busts on Frankford’s Griscom Street

Acting on tips, police have been making narcotics busts on the 4800 block of Griscom St., Police Lt. Robert Casselli said last week.

NE neighborhoods get ready for National Night Out

The annual citywide National Night Out celebration has been canceled this year due to a lack of funding, but several neighborhood-based events will be available to Northeast residents on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Chips are up

A young lady from Torresdale hits it really big in a really big poker game.

Tacony teen will be tried as an adult for fatal crash

A Tacony teenager who allegedly stole his mother’s car and caused a violent wreck that claimed the life of a Bensalem Township man last month has been ordered to stand trial as an adult for murder.

O’Neill has bad feeling about ‘temporary’ tax

Councilman Brian O’Neill lost one big City Hall battle last month when his fellow Council members passed a second real-estate tax increase in as many years at the urging of Mayor Michael Nutter.

Tacony home overrun with cats leads to cruelty charge

Animal-cruelty charges have been filed against a Tacony woman after humane-enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA found 41 live cats and two dead ones inside her rowhouse on July 12.

Adding insult to injury

For shop owner Yuzhen Ma, getting roughed up while disarming a thug was just the start of a troubling encounter.