Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Conman scams 94-year-old veteran

Police seek the public’s help in identifying a con artist who used an auto repair scam to steal “a large sum of money” from a 94-year-old World War II veteran.


All in the family

Terrie Hawkins and her twins, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, are all dedicated advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Twins Keisha and Kevin Diggs have grown up with the human immunodeficiency virus, commonly known as HIV. Fortunately, the 17-year-olds from Frankford are not infected with the virus, but their lives have been profoundly affected by it.


Volunteers needed for cleanup

The Friends of Pennypack Park invite volunteers to participate in the first monthly park cleanup of the 2014 season on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Undercover cops make prostitution, drug arrests

The Ramada Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard is home to one of the city’s top-rated comedy clubs, but when the police department’s City Wide Vice Unit shows up at the hotel, it’s no laughing matter.


Two jewelry store thieves nabbed, third on the loose

Police in two counties have arrested a couple of alleged jewelry thieves from the Northeast who may be responsible for stealing merchandise worth more than $100,000 from suburban department stores. Meanwhile, a third alleged conspirator remains on the loose.


SVU seeks suspects in two NE incidents

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit on Friday released details about two ongoing investigations in the Northeast.


Somerton group opposes gas station expansion plan

The Somerton Civic Association has rejected a neighborhood gas station owner’s plan to build three auto service bays.


Police announce arrest of Burholme Wawa robbery suspect

Update: Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Christopher Moore, 43, in connection with the following robbery. After releasing video of the crime to the public, police received several civilian tips about the identity of the alleged robber. Officers arrested Moore on Tuesday at his home on the 1600 block of Van Kirk St.


New food service provider is named at Glen Foerd estate

Some major changes are afoot for the Glen Foerd estate, most notably inside the kitchen.


Mayfair pizza shop burglarized

An unknown burglar stole some dough from a Mayfair pizza place on March 11.