Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Additional police will be dispersed throughout 15th district neighborhoods

Frankford isn’t the only neighborhood that will benefit from the recent assignment of 30 new police officers to the 15th Police District. 


A tragic farewell

Friends, colleagues and family described David Kedra as the prototypical Pennsylvania State Police trooper — an alpha personality, hard-working, goal-oriented, physically strong, often quiet on the outside, but charismatically confident once you got to know him.


Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.


Pair will stand trial for shooting elderly man

A man and woman have been ordered to stand trial on attempted murder charges for shooting and robbing an elderly man while also robbing his friend outside a Northeast gun range last June.


Hearing delayed for accused band teacher

A preliminary hearing has been postponed for the suburban high school band teacher and Northeast resident who is accused of having sex with an underage student two years ago.


Gunman sought in at least 13 store robberies

Armed robbers have mounted a formidable assault on Northeast shops and convenience stores since mid-August, But it’s no coincidence, according to Philadelphia police, who say that the same masked man was involved in at least 13 of those crimes.


Upper Holmesburg Civic celebrates anniversary

Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.


Thief steals purse from car, buys Xbox

Maybe a gamer was channeling his inner Grand Theft Auto when he smashed a window of an unattended car on the edge of Pennypack Park on Sept. 24. Or maybe he just wanted a new Xbox, but couldn’t afford one.


Reliving history

Martin Lentz’s play, ‘D-Day, Again,’ is a one-act drama that takes place in a single day more than a half-century after the legendary Normandy invasion.

Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.


Crime log: October 1, 2014

Aug. 25 through Sept. 7