Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Arson charges filed in Frankford blaze

Federal prosecutors have filed arson charges against two men who allegedly set a four-alarm fire that gutted a Frankford factory and shut down train service on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in December 2012.


A day at city hall

Local students spend a day shadowing high-ranking city officials in the workplace for PAL Day at City Hall.


Man robs Welsh Road bank

Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.


Suspects sought in three Frankford robberies

Robbers targeted three small businesses in Frankford early this month. Now police are trying to identify the thugs.


Gunman holds up smoke shop

A gunman made a quick but violent stop at the 1 Stop Smoke Shop in Somerton earlier this month as he held up the business and fled with a wad of cash.


Two dead bodies found in burning car

Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.


Hoodlums attack Castor Gardens shop owner

Police are trying to identify at least four young hoodlums who violently attacked a Castor Gardens shop owner after the proprietor refused to buy a watch from them.


Two mugged on busy Holmesburg street

A gang of four thugs, including one with a gun, held up two young men on a well-traveled Holmesburg streetcorner last month. Police are still trying to identify the robbers.


Three men shot and killed in Lawncrest home

The recent death toll in Lawncrest grew last Thursday. In fact, the tally doubled as intruders executed three men inside a twin home on Martins Mill Road, according to police.


Armed robber sought in 7-Eleven heist

An armed robber struck at an Upper Holmesburg 7-Eleven store on Feb. 11.