Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Housing Authority extends Liddonfield bidding period

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has extended the bidding period involving the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site, so a neighborhood civic group is trying to use the extra time to gain more influence on the site’s redevelopment.


Who took my truck?

That’s what John Mooney wants to know. The Philadelphia fireman is offering a reward in his quest to find the thieves that drove his private fire engine into the Delaware River.


Somerton Civic OKs neighbors’ zoning requests

The Somerton Civic Association last week gave its approval to two zoning variances sought by neighborhood homeowners.


Bank robber tied to 4 heists in 3 weeks

A bank robber on Monday struck for the fourth time in the last three weeks as he made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Citizens Bank branch in Mayfair, according to the Philadelphia FBI office.


‘Dungeon’ hearing: 3 face trial, 1 doesn’t

Linda Weston and two co-defendants will be tried on charges related to the basement-captives case. But the judge dropped charges against a fourth.


Worker shot to death in cab of furniture truck

A Northeast man died of multiple gunshot wounds Saturday night as he sat in a truck behind the North Philadelphia furniture store where he worked.


NE residents like their recycling rewards

Every Philadelphia resident is supposed to recycle.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Suspects sought in Mayfair bank robberies

Robbers struck at two Mayfair banks in  about two hours last Wednesday, according to Philadelphia police and the FBI, who seek the public’s help in identifying the culprits.


Watch out for a bogus PECO guy in 7th district

A man posing as a PECO employee has been trying to scam sensitive personal information from residents of the 7th Police District, according to Philadelphia police Capt. Joseph Zaffino.