Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

O’Brien’s program brings vacant buildings into focus

For the Nutter administration, last Wednesday’s ceremonial warehouse demolition on North Eighth Street was an opportunity to tout the new “proactive” partnership between the city’s Fire Department and Department of Licenses and Inspection in dealing with large, vacant and dangerous properties.

Morrell woman charged in fatal DUI crash

A Morrell Park woman is facing new drunk-driving-related homicide charges nine months after she allegedly ran down a man who was waiting at a bus stop near her home.

A living legacy

There was another big demonstration in downtown Philadelphia last Wednesday afternoon, another march of people — hundreds of them in fact — all with a passionate and very personal point to make.

Guilty plea in Medicare fraud case

Federal prosecutors have obtained another guilty verdict involving a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by a former Bustleton-based private ambulance company.

Into the great outdoors

Mayor Michael Nutter chose the new Poquessing Creek Trail in Parkwood to kick off the city’s fourth annual Love Your Park Week. 

Five hurt in six-vehicle crash on Blvd.

At least five people were hospitalized in a massive multi-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.

Crime log: May 13, 2015

April 20 through May 3

Suspect sought in Wawa robbery

Police are trying to identify a man with a limp who robbed a convenience store in Burholme on April 25.

Supermarket employees robbed in parking lot

Two armed robbers held up a couple of Mayfair Shop n Bag employees as the workers were on the way to make a cash deposit at a neighboring bank on Sunday morning, police say.

Shrubbery suspect surrenders after video goes viral

Castor Gardens resident Joseph Medycki wasn’t necessarily on a quest to find the Holy Grail. According to Philadelphia police, he was merely looking for a shrubbery.