Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Driver convicted in fatal racing-related crash

A Lancaster man with a long history of risky driving opted not to plead guilty to killing a mother and her three sons in a gruesome racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.


Bumpy road ahead

Everyone seems to agree that traffic in Somerton gets out of hand sometimes. Some say it’s more like all of the time. But there apparently are a lot of different, even conflicting ideas about the solution.


Volunteers clean up Far NE road

For the first time since 2011, the Friends of Pennypack Park were forced to cancel their monthly cleanup on June 27 due to an ominous weather forecast, but the Friends of Poquessing Watershed beat seasonal storms to hold their own park cleanup on June 13.


Robbers steal $15k from Wissinoming home

Three robbers invaded a Wissinoming home, held a woman and her daughter at gunpoint and made off with $15,000 cash on July 7, according to police.


Police search for serial bank robber in burqa

A woman covered head to toe in traditional Islamic clothing has held up four Northeast Philadelphia banks since early June, authorities say.


Man shot, critically wounded in Lower NE

A quarrel between two acquaintances in the Hill Creek Apartments public housing complex in the Lower Northeast escalated into a shooting that left one man wounded critically last Friday.


Judge gives cop shooter up to 132 years in prison

The man who shot and permanently injured Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies in 2013 has been sentenced to serve 66 to 132 years in state prison.


Heart of the home

The Mayfair Community Development Corporation cut the ribbon on a newly renovated rowhome, eliminating another abandoned property in Mayfair. 


Frankford man arrested for shotgun shooting

A 36-year-old Frankford resident was one of two men responsible for a shotgun blast on a busy Kensington block that left seven people wounded, including three children, on June 22. But police say that the man who actually fired the weapon remains at large.


Father arrested for allegedly abusing baby

An Upper Holmesburg man was arrested on July 3 one day after he allegedly hit his 5-month-old son, placed him in a bear hug and held his head under a running water faucet.