Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

A special salute

The Arbours at Eagle Pointe was envisioned as an “older adults” community from the first day its developers pitched their plans to the Somerton Civic Association about a decade ago. But 55 and older folks aren’t the only dominant demographic among the hundreds of inhabitants.

Resident shoots two would-be robbers  

A trio of teenagers may have been in search of valuables when they allegedly held up a Burholme man outside his home on Monday night. Instead, two of the suspects got un-precious metal for their troubles.

Police Academy draws traffic concerns in Normandy

Eight hundred-sixty cars a day can be a lot of traffic for a small neighborhood that has only a few hundred households.

Plaque memorializes fallen woman firefighter

Mayor Michael Nutter, Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer and leaders of the city’s firefighters union unveiled a new memorial plaque paying tribute to fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig on Friday at the Lawncrest station where she primarily served.

Mayfair man shoots girlfriend, kills self at home

Police believe suspicions of infidelity drove a man to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then himself. 

Man steals car, drags cop in escape attempt

Ever wonder how to rack up 19 prior arrests and two active arrest warrants? Do stuff like Anthony Brown allegedly did last Thursday night in Frankford.

Holme Circle man named American Hero of the Year

A Holme Circle resident and Pearl Harbor survivor has been chosen as the 2015 Dickies American Hero of the Year.

Gun scare causes lockdown at Ryan HS

A gun scare prompted a two-hour lockdown at Archbishop Ryan High School on Tuesday morning in an incident that was apparently fueled by a wayward SEPTA charter bus.

Freelancer indicted for taking explicit photos

A federal grand jury has indicted a freelance photographer who reportedly lives in the Northeast for taking sexually explicit pictures of children while working at a series of promotional events for WXPN public radio station.

Councilman talks initiatives at Fox Chase meeting

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association wants its members and guests to learn more about the City Council members who represent them. So during the civic group’s monthly meeting on Nov. 11, it was at-large Councilman Bill Greenlee’s turn to speak about his agenda.