Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

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.


Castor Gardens man sentenced for stealing shrubbery

A Castor Gardens man probably got more than he bargained for when he swiped the shrubbery from a front yard of a Bell’s Corner home in April. Earlier this month, a judge gave him a lot of work and a hefty bill for his troubles.


Cable franchising agreements topic of E. Torresdale meeting

Are Philadelphia residents getting everything they deserve for their monthly investment in Comcast’s cable and Internet service? Are the city’s nonprofit organizations, public agencies and schools getting their fair share?


Arrest made for fatal stabbing in Mayfair

Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.


Volunteers clean up Poquessing Creek in Far Northeast

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed spanned two counties in their latest volunteer cleanup of the Poquessing Creek floodplain near Philadelphia Mills mall on July 11.


Two dead in single-car crash on Boulevard

A motorist attempted an ill-advised, high-speed lane change on Roosevelt Boulevard and paid for the mistake with her life, as well as the life of her passenger, according to police.