Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man held for trial in NE double murder

James Mears says he targeted Dollie “Grandma” Evans because she sold crack in the Holmesburg home they shared.  


Holmesburg Civic hears complaints about local business

A new business has taken over the property at Torresdale Avenue and Tolbut Street, and neighbors say some zoning requirements have been forgotten.   


Friends of Poquessing organize clean up event

A dozen volunteers gathered at Knights Road and Clarendon Avenue in Morrell Park on Nov. 15 to participate in the LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Friends of Poquessing Watershed.


Bullock makes more history in Ryan victory

Staring at fourth-and-5 while nursing a one-score lead with 12 seconds left on the clock, the Archbishop Ryan coaching staff might have faced a gut-wrenching decision. But for one more play at least, the Raiders still had Samir Bullock.


Antique art

The Paper Cut Artistry of Margarethe von Glehn Luther is now on display at Glen Foerd.   


Wissinoming Civic discusses holiday plans at meeting

The new Wissinoming Civic Association had a lot of planning to do during its monthly meeting on Nov. 18.


Tacony pimp ordered to prison

It doesn’t take a super computer to figure out when the former Tacony-based child prostitution tycoon Enoch Smith will become a free man once again. It won’t be for a very long time, if ever.


New charges against tire slasher

The Mayfair tire slasher was screwing around with some parked cars in his new neighborhood, so authorities nailed him with more criminal charges, according to Philadelphia police.


New 8th district captain visits Parkwood Civic meeting

Parkwood Civic Association members met Capt. Adam Friedman, the new commander of the 8th Police District, during their monthly session last week, and they also heard good news about the almost-complete hiking and biking trail that runs along the Poquessing Creek from behind Junod Playground on Dunks Ferry Road to just outside Benjamin Rush State Park.


NE man to stand trial for strangling wife

An outburst of domestic violence claimed the life of Holme Circle resident Constance “Connie” Murray last August, but anxiety had been festering for months between the victim and her husband, Christopher Murray, according to testimony at his Nov. 18 murder hearing in Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.