Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

One dead, one critical in house fire

Fatal blaze occurred three days after Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer addressed fire safety at Somerton Civic Association meeting.

N.E. sees largest heroin bust in decades

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced the city’s largest heroin bust in two decades on June 10. It happened in the Northeast.

Man sought after Mayfair 7-Eleven heist

An unidentified gunman robbed a convenience store in Mayfair on June 9. The heist occurred at 7-Eleven, 3301 Tyson Ave., shortly before 1 a.m

Holmesburg actor loses leg in Center City hit and run

Michael Toner — a well-known regional actor specializing in classic Irish and Shakespearean theater — tried to cross Market near 11th Street in a rainstorm when a passing vehicle struck him, ran him over and left him there.

Frankford perfume shop robbed at gunpoint

Something smelled rotten at the King Perfume store in Frankford on June 11, but it wasn’t the merchandise.

Fox Chase residents approve car lot, senior home expansion

The Fox Chase Homeowners Association has agreed to allow the owner of a neighborhood auto mechanic to continue to sell used cars on a lot near his repair shop.

Former police officer sentenced in fatal DUI

A former Philadelphia police sergeant was sentenced to two to seven years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to charges related to a drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of another motorist in Holmesburg in 2013.

Councilman Henon delays vote on bill that could lead to new prison

Councilman Bobby Henon delayed the vote on his bill that would essentially allow the city to buy riverfront property in Holmesburg for the potential development of a new prison. Henon said that new questions from one of his colleagues prompted the postponement, the third such delay in the relatively brief, tumultuous history of Bill No. 150406.

Twin peaks

High school politics are a family affair for Mayfair twins and future class presidents Danielle and Joe Franks.   

Teen will not be tried as adult in murder trial

A former Father Judge football standout who was arrested and expelled for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 15-year-old girl last September may not be tried as an adult after all.