Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

She’s ready for a medical leave

Aria Health nursing supervisor Phyllis Clapier ends an enjoyable career to embark on the next chapter of her life. She and husband Wayne, a pastor, are hitting the open road.


Embracing history

A person can learn a lot of interesting, perhaps unexpected, tidbits by attending a meeting of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network.


Residents, tavern owner still at odds in E. Torresdale

Both sides should keep talking, says the head of the city zoning board.


Man burned in assault in Oxford Circle

An Oxford Circle man suffered burns covering 15 percent of his body as two burglars attacked him in his home early Saturday, police said.


Unnatural elements

Teenagers have repeatedly defaced the Thoreau’s Hut art installation in Pennypack Park with vandalism and trash.


Teen’s joyride turns fatal

Winston Charleston’s joyride became a nightmare for a Bucks County family after the 14-year-old Tacony boy crashed his mom’s car into two other vehicles on Academy Road early last Thursday, killing one man and injuring four.


Suspect nabbed in robbery of Wissinoming grocery

Philadelphia police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for at least one of two armed robberies at a Wissinoming grocery store last month.


NE man shot to death; killer sought

Gunfire claimed the life of a Castor Gardens man and wounded a 17-year-old boy last Thursday night.


Tacony couple held on drug, prostitution charges

Philadelphia police investigating a suspected house of prostitution in Tacony got a bonus last Thursday — they also made a drug bust there.


Stay out!

The closing of a bridge on Holme Avenue is having a profound effect on residents, merchants and traffic.