Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Two Northeast banks robbed in two days

A robber held up a Burholme bank for the second time this month, just one day after a different bandit robbed another bank in Tacony. The FBI and Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in solving both crimes.


Tartaglione overcomes efforts of Local 98

Danny Savage and Tomas Sanchez weren’t the only challenges confronting Tina Tartaglione in last week’s Democratic primary for her Pennsylvania Senate seat. Tartaglione’s obstacles also included her legendary political family’s past as well as a growing force considered by many as the city’s political future.


Suspect sought in Wawa robbery

Police are trying to identify a man who robbed a Wawa in Wissinoming on May 16.


Serial robber nabbed in Poconos

The hunt for a serial convenience store robber led Philadelphia police to the Pocono Mountains, where they arrested the alleged crook on May 20.


Police issue warning after two Mayfair sexual attacks

Police issued a warning last Thursday that an armed sexual predator may be roaming the streets of Mayfair.


Man shot in Wissinoming attempted robbery

A 24-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound of the shoulder during an attempted robbery in Wissinoming last Thursday.


Local ‘Johns’ arrested in prostitution bust

Twelve Northeast residents were among 44 men arrested by Philadelphia police in a series of prostitution stings between April 28 and May 22.


Hospice care operator sentenced for fraud

The operator of a former Northeast hospice care service was sentenced last week to more than 14 years in prison for Medicare fraud, just two days after the U.S. government filed a civil complaint against the same company, joining two former employees who blew the whistle on the multi-million-dollar scam and lost their jobs.


Hawthorne Street residents oppose retail project

More than a dozen residents of the 6100 block of Hawthorne St. attended last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting to fight a new dollar store and auto parts store proposed for a nearby block of Frankford Avenue. Those neighbors also got a lesson on the sometimes puzzling dynamics of the city’s recently reworked Registered Community Organization regulations.


Frankford boy, 12, fatally shoots himself

A Frankford boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound of the head inside his home on Saturday.