Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

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.


Man attacked, robbed on Frankford street

A quick walk to a local convenience store turned into a violent and costly one for a Frankford man on Feb. 19 when an unknown thug stole his money and cell phone.


Fox Chase United Methodist Church remains a hot topic

With spring on the horizon, students tend to get a bit antsy while looking forward to the end of the school year. In Fox Chase, patience is also wearing thin among residents who don’t like a church-based high school in the neighborhood.


Farewell, Sisters

At 165 years old, Holmesburg’s St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church proudly identifies itself as “the mother church of the Northeast.” And for about 130 years, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have provided maternal spirit to the parish.