Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

NE man to stand trial for girlfriend’s murder

A Frankford man has been ordered to stand trial for murder after stabbing his girlfriend to death and burying her corpse in a shallow grave behind their apartment building.

Mayfair Civic endorses effort to legalize church activities at Devon

There won’t be a child daycare center. And there won’t be a modern-day version of a soup kitchen. As for parking … they’ve got it covered.

High court spares cop killer from death penalty

A June 16 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow to a Northeast family’s 24-year quest for justice. The high court affirmed a lower court ruling that overturned a death sentence for the man who murdered Police Officer Daniel Boyle in 1991.

Development firm proposes senior housing for Liddonfield site

A real estate development firm specializing in senior housing unveiled its proposal for the former Liddonfield Homes site last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. 

Councilman withdraws prison land purchase bill

Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon withdrew a controversial bill last week that would allow the city to spend more than $7 million to buy waterfront property for the possible construction of a new prison.

Burglars flee pharmacy heist in Chrysler 300

Police hope that a description of a distinctive getaway car, along with surveillance video, will help them identify three men who burglarized a Somerton pharmacy on June 7.

Bookie loan sharks dealt lengthy prison sentences

Two reputed leaders of a violent Mayfair-based bookmaking and loan shark operation were ordered last Thursday to serve long prison sentences for violating federal racketeering, extortion, gambling and conspiracy laws.

Take a bike

As the city expands its network of bicycle lanes, some critics want to put the brakes on a new idea.    

St. Christopher School raises money for childhood cancer research

The first graders at St. Christopher School in Somerton organized an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the school on June 3. 

Siffel steps down in E. Torresdale

Anyone who’s attended a meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association during the last three decades knows Connie Siffel. And Connie probably knows them.