Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Burglaries spike in the 15th

Residential burglaries are on the upswing in the 15th Police District, which includes the neighborhoods of Holmesburg, Mayfair, Tacony, Wissinoming, Frankford and Bridesburg.

Bandits steal 60 cartons of cigarettes

Two late-night burglars made off with hundreds of dollars in cigarettes after a brazen smash-and-grab at a Somerton gas station on Aug. 17.

Arrests made in string of dollar store heists

Donald Thomas apparently went to the well once too often.

Suspect sought for bank robberies 

A bank robber who likes to wear sports-themed caps struck at a Citizens Bank branch in Burholme on Friday, four days after the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Flourtown.

Police arrest suspect for string of dollar store robberies

The Northeast Dollar Store robber got more than he bargained for on Aug. 17. 

Reading is believing

A decade ago, Philadelphia’s public libraries appeared headed down the same path as the dinosaurs, the woolly mammoth and the dodo bird. In a word, extinction.

Plans progress for Philadelphia2035 project

North Delaware is the third of five Northeast-based districts to start the months-long planning process, which is intended to shape the area’s physical development over the next 20 years. 

Man found guilty in shooting over $5 of weed

A five-dollar bag of weed resulted in a near miss for a Tacony homeowner and two bullet holes in his front window in September 2013. Earlier this month, a jury convicted an alleged pot dealer of what amounted to egregious overkill.

Man convicted of prostituting underage girls

Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.

Give me shelter

This Saturday’s Duck Dash will benefit ACCT, the busiest pet shelter in Philadelphia with more than 28,000 intakes last year.