Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: May 6, 2015

April 6 through 19


Chiropractor acquitted of sex assault charges

A Somerton chiropractor fought almost four years against a senior woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her during a treatment in July 2011. Last week, a Common Pleas Court jury finally vindicated him.


Abraham discusses school funding at Holme Circle meeting

Former Philadelphia district attorney and current mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham gave Holme Circle residents a live preview of her new television ad campaign last week.


Zoning a hot topic at Mayfair Civic meeting

The civic group opposed two zoning applications, approved a third conditionally and postponed action on a fourth.   


Student art on display

Thanks to a fine arts grant from Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators, Glen Foerd on the Delaware was able to partner with The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School on a visual arts program for Rush students.


Security video released in 7-eleven robbery

A man who walked into a Tacony convenience store demanding money may not have mentioned anything about a weapon, but his dark mask made his intentions clear.


Residents can voice opinions about Comcast at public forums

The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of negotiations to renew its franchise agreement with cable service provider Comcast and is hosting a series of public forums to obtain community input for the process. Residents are invited to testify about their cable-related needs and interests.


Property reassessments now an annual affair

Philadelphia’s chief real estate assessor says that large-scale annual reassessments will become the norm in years to come now that the Actual Value Initiative for property taxes is fully implemented.


Problematic trees pruned

City Councilman Bobby Henon and Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation have been teaming up to remove and prune more than 1,000 problematic trees from the 6th Councilmanic District in recent weeks. Henon obtained funding for the ongoing project, nearly $200,000, from the unused portion of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative budget.


NE teens arrested for murder of delivery driver

Two boys from a Northeast Philadelphia public housing project have been charged as adults in connection with the slaying of a Chinese food deliveryman last Thursday night near their home.