Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Two wounded in Tacony shooting

A street corner argument sparked a shooting in which two men were wounded in Tacony on Friday night. The gunfire erupted shortly after 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hegerman St., according to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives. A car occupied by two men pulled up to the curb outside a pizza shop and second-floor apartment. A pedestrian approached the car to speak to the occupants. The conversation escalated into an argument.


Teacher sentenced for sex with student, 17

Holmesburg school teacher Erica Ann Ginnetti was facing as much as seven to 14 years in state prison for having sex with a 17-year-old Lower Moreland High School student, but a Montgomery County judge gave her a break on Friday.


Strength in the community

Jack Costello Boxing Gym opened in 1996 and continues to thrive today. The non-profit operation provides physical training, mental development and emotional support.  


Shedding light on a dark comedy

‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ is the first of three plays by Sean O’Casey that will hit the stage leading up to the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising.   


One nabbed for airbag thefts, more sought

Ricky Sanchez isn’t singly responsible for hundreds of automobile steering wheel airbag thefts that have occurred around Philadelphia since last May, but police detectives think that last week’s arrest of Sanchez is a good start in solving the crime pattern.


Man arrested for illegal gambling machine

Philadelphia police arrested a man for allegedly operating an illegal gambling machine inside a Lawncrest food market on April 1.


Car crashed into NE nail salon, killing patron

One Northeast nail salon patron was killed and three others injured when a senior woman drove her car through the business’ front wall and struck them on March 31.


Bustleton family dedicates park bench to creek victim

After they dedicated a park bench in Brandon Boyle’s memory on Saturday, his parents renewed their pleas for the demolition of a Pennypack Creek dam.   


Another ATV crash claims Tacony man’s life

Steven Wolfenden, 38, was operating an all-terrain vehicle at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a fence. He was ejected from the ATV, which flipped and landed on top of him.  


Woman’s corpse found buried near Frankford El

Nobody has been charged with the homicide, but Philadelphia police took a suspect into custody after he allegedly attempted to flee a rowhouse at the burial site and struggled with officers.