Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

After three years, zoning battle comes to a close

Bustleton Civic shoots down neighbor’s request to run business out of his Haldeman Avenue home.   


Video released in NE warehouse burglary

A man who burglarized a Holmesburg vending company’s warehouse on May 1 may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyway.


Somerton Civic discusses inspector office

There is no guarantee that the city’s Office of the Inspector General will continue to operate.


Prison officer charged for beating inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer has been charged with official oppression, assault and related crimes for what District Attorney Seth Williams described as the “brutal beating” of an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg last November.


Man wanted for utility debt scam

Tierre Kirkland promised folks he could help them settle their overdue water and property tax bills, but it was all a sham, authorities say.


Lafayette Redeemer seeks zoning permits to expand

The operators of the Lafayette Redeemer Life Care Center, an independent living facility for seniors in Fox Chase, are proposing to build “a small, 9,000-square-foot addition” to its existing three-story building on the edge of Pennypack Park.


Housing Authority extends deadline to bid on former Liddonfield site

The clock is ticking for real estate developers hoping to make a bid for the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s former Liddonfield Homes site in Upper Holmesburg.


Gunman sought in Lawncrest fatal shooting

Police are still trying to identify a gunman who shot a Lawncrest resident on the street about two blocks from his home on May 10.


E. Torresdale Civic approves zoning application

Sometime during the last 40 years, the city of Philadelphia screwed up the zoning for 9900 Lorry Place.


Changing of the guard

Jim Kenney, Lisa Deeley and John Sabatina Jr. score big victories, while Ed Neilson loses his reelection bid.