Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Frankford street gets slammed by storm

Clap, boom, crack, thud, crash! Those were just a handful of the many sounds residents of Akron Street in Frankford heard one evening last week when Mother Nature decided to turn their neighborhood into an Olympic-sized game of pick-up sticks.

Crook uses crowbar to swipe computer

A burglar used a crowbar to steal an Apple computer from a business in the Byberry East Industrial Park on June 11.

Crime log: July 1, 2015

June 1 through 14

The cookie crumbles

The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good. 

Boyle pushes for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle met at Northeast Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art helicopter factory last week, but it wasn’t so they could test fly the new AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor, which could start rolling off the assembly line later this summer.

Woman attacked with blade at El station

An unknown SEPTA patron with a box cutter attacked and sliced a woman on a platform at the Arrott Transportation Center in Frankford on June 17.

Two Ironworkers sentenced in extortion case

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 were sentenced last week to federal prison terms for their involvement in racketeering and extortion on behalf of the union.

Suspects sought in unrelated bank robberies

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify two bank robbers involved in unrelated heists in the Northeast last week.

Police search for clues in two Frankford murder cases

A particularly violent extended weekend in Philadelphia included a pair of fatal shootings in Frankford, both of which remained unsolved as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Officers honored in 7th district

Philadelphia police Officers Joseph O’Reilly and Pablo Rivera are the latest Officers of the Month in the 7th district.