Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Liddonfield project to start bidding process again

Groundhog Day arrived a bit late for members of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.


Holmesburg man acquitted of murder charges

St. Patrick’s Day proved lucky for a Holmesburg man who was accused of first-degree murder in connection with a February 2014 fatal shooting on a notorious block in his neighborhood.


Five more airbags stolen in Rhawnhurst

The Honda airbag thieves are at it again in Rhawnhurst. Police found the windows smashed on five automobiles in the area of 1800 Hartel Ave. early Monday. All five cars were Hondas. In three of the cases, the driver-side airbags had been removed from the steering column. The initial police radio call was broadcast as a “theft in progress” at 1:15 a.m., but the thieves fled before patrol cops arrived.


Firefighters still investigating four-alarm blaze

At least three people were hospitalized, 56 evacuated and about 100 displaced as a result of a four-alarm apartment building fire in the Northeast’s Academy Gardens section on St. Patrick’s Day.


Civic group approves plans for facade signs on Smylie Times building

A Northeast Philadelphia landmark is about to get a facelift, providing the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agrees with members of the Mayfair Civic Association.


7th PDAC honors officer

Police Officer Kenneth Hermes was named Officer of the Month during the 7th Police District Advisory Council meeting last Thursday at Nazareth Hospital. Hermes captured a burglar in the act of his crime at a Somerton pharmacy.


Another guilty verdict in ambulance fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors have obtained another guilty verdict involving a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by a former Bustleton-based private ambulance company.


Suspect arrested for robberies throughout Lower Northeast

If Kensington resident Raul D. Aguirre hadn’t turned to a life of crime, as police allege he did, Aguirre might’ve become one heck of a personal assistant.


Student admits flashing gun in CCP class

A former Community College of Philadelphia student from Torresdale pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges on Thursday, admitting that he brought a gun to school and threatened a classmate with it last May.


Police search for missing NE man

Police seek the public’s help in finding a missing Northeast man with mental health issues and who may pose a danger to himself.