Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man indicted in NE straw purchaser case

A straw purchaser used a Northeast Philadelphia gun shop to buy a rifle and three handguns illegally for a convicted felon and is now facing federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Life lessons

Philadelphia Academy’s transition program offers special ed students vocational placements, internships and plenty of opportunity.  


Furry friends visit Fox Chase Elementary

Fox Chase Elementary School welcomed a few new faces last Wednesday and they instantly became the most popular kids in school, although some of them could’ve used a bit more soap and water.


Friends of Poquessing Watershed volunteers clean up potter’s field

Nine volunteers overcame gusting winds and chilly temperatures to clean up the city’s last potter’s field at Dunks Ferry and Mechanicsville roads on March 15.


Crime log: April 1, 2015

March 9 through 22


Convictions upheld in sexual abuse case

Pennsylvania Superior Court on March 25 upheld the convictions of a former Northeast-based priest and former Catholic school lay teacher for sexually abusing a boy at St. Jerome’s Parish more than a decade ago.


Body of missing man found in river

A senior citizen from Bustleton who disappeared under mysterious circumstances more than three months ago was found on Friday afternoon. A jogger spotted Vito Maglio’s body in the Schuylkill River. Maglio had a gunshot wound of the head, according to a police source.


Wissinoming boy shoots 11-year-old sister

A Wissinoming boy shot his 11-year-old sister in the head when he took his father’s handgun from a bedroom drawer and accidentally fired it on Saturday afternoon, Philadelphia police say.


Police officers cleared in Tate-Brown shooting

Mixed emotions flooded Mayfair streets and a neighborhood meeting after the District Attorney’s announcement that two officers would not be charged in last December’s fatal shooting.   


Mayfair Civic members hear from mayoral candidates

Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.