Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Taking care of business

PIDC has an “I” in its name for a reason, according to John Grady, the new president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.


Modena Park man avoids additional jail time in stalker case

Batman’s leotards must be made of Teflon, because nothing seems to stick to the Northeast Philly guy who often likes to dress up as the caped crusader.


City Council’s new boundaries are taking shape

All indications are that City Councilman Brian O’Neill will be getting the short end of the stick in Council’s increasingly controversial redistricting process.


A new neighbor in Rhawnhurst

The Northeast has lost another of its landmark, locally owned businesses and seems to be gaining yet another discount big-box chain store that so far has kept neighbors in the dark about its specific plans.


Forever a somber journey

On this 10th anniversary of the terror attacks, the annual pilgrimage to the Shanksville, Pa., crash site holds special meaning for the Brothers for Flight 93.


9/11 + 10

A retired NE Philly firefighter remembers the day nearly 10 years ago when death and destruction changed America forever.


Another year, another important Hero Thrill Show

In 1954, 10 firefighters died from injuries they suffered in an Oct. 28 chemical explosion at Berg Laboratories in North Philadelphia. An 11th firefighter was permanently disabled in the blast and perished four years later.


Perzel to plead guilty in corruption case

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel has insistently proclaimed his innocence since November 2009, when a grand jury indicted him and nine others on campaign-related corruption charges.


Upper Holmesburg is mourning a valued leader

The Upper Holmesburg community is mourning the death of one of the neighborhood’s most active and influential leaders.


Former cop pleads guilty in steroids case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to federal felony charges in connection with an illegal anabolic steroids distribution ring.