Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Man indicted for cell phone store robberies

A federal grand jury has indicted a West Oak Lane man for robbing two cell phone stores at gunpoint in the Northeast and another in South Philly in April.

Leading lady

After 23 years, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce has a new chief.    

Housing for low-income seniors could be headed to Liddonfield site

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is getting a better sense of what the Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to do with the former Liddonfield housing project property, but the neighborhood group isn’t too happy with what it’s seeing.

Gunman sought in Rhawnhurst shooting

Philadelphia police are looking for new leads in the investigation of a shooting in front of a Rhawnhurst restaurant earlier this month.

After three years, zoning battle comes to a close

Bustleton Civic shoots down neighbor’s request to run business out of his Haldeman Avenue home.   

Video released in NE warehouse burglary

A man who burglarized a Holmesburg vending company’s warehouse on May 1 may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyway.

Somerton Civic discusses inspector office

There is no guarantee that the city’s Office of the Inspector General will continue to operate.

Prison officer charged for beating inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer has been charged with official oppression, assault and related crimes for what District Attorney Seth Williams described as the “brutal beating” of an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg last November.

Man wanted for utility debt scam

Tierre Kirkland promised folks he could help them settle their overdue water and property tax bills, but it was all a sham, authorities say.