Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Serial robber likes 7-Eleven

The thief committed his first robbery two years ago. He has been an elusive fellow ever since.


SWAT unit gets young robbery suspects

The two teens, one allegedly armed with a shotgun, fled to their Frankford home and refused to surrender. Officers eventually took them into custody.


Motorcycle riders can register for Flight 93 ceremony

The organization Brothers for Flight 93 will ride to Shanksville, Pa., to observe the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 terror attacks.


He's up to the challenge

As the new principal of Fels High School, Shawn M. McGuigan wants to emphasize academics, student pride, and earn the community's respect.


Police investigating two home invasions in Castor Gardens

Detectives in Northeast Philadelphia are investigating a home invasion-style robbery and an attempted home invasion that occurred 24 hours apart last week.


A sacred focus

The new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art shows Rembrandt’s attempt at reimaging Jesus.


Getting back on the horse

When Mayor John F. Street and Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson shut down the Philadelphia Police Department’s mounted patrol in 2004, the unit was getting $190,000 in annual funding from the city.


Two charged with multiple car burglaries

Philadelphia police are looking for the owners of more than $100,000 worth of electronic equipment, computers, cameras, power tools, musical instruments and other property after arresting two Northeast men Thursday for dozens of automobile break-ins.


West Oak Lane man charged with 14 burglaries, many in Northeast

Curtis Hairston made thousands of dollars by burglarizing more than a dozen businesses in the Northeast and North Philadelphia in June, authorities say. The long arm of the law finally caught up with him on Friday.


Tacony woman raped in Pennypack Park

A Tacony woman was beaten and assaulted sexually in Pennypack Park after accepting a ride from a strange man in a pickup truck early on Aug. 2, Philadelphia police say.