Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Woman gets life in prison in Tacony dungeon case

The Philadelphia woman who admitted to imprisoning and torturing mentally disabled adults in four states over a decade in order to steal their government benefits was ordered last week to spend the rest of her life in federal prison.

Students, Cub Scouts give cleanup a boost

The Friends of Pennypack Park conducted one of their most successful litter removal activities ever on Oct. 24 as more than 40 volunteers joined workers from the city’s Water Department and CLIP to clean up 69 bags of trash from the Sandy Run area of the park.

Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.

Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.

New book explores Tacony roots

A new historical book about the founding of Tacony also highlighted the 2015 Northeast Philadelphia History Fair on Saturday at Holy Family University.

Mother took explicit photos of daughters

An Oxford Circle woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit photos of her daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, and for offering to send the older girl to Michigan to meet a man for sex.

Bustleton church completes stormwater gardens project

Bethesda Presbyterian Church unveiled Philadelphia’s newest stormwater gardens last Wednesday afternoon, a system of four planted water-retention basins that will allow the Bustleton congregation to reduce its impact on the city’s storm sewers while vastly reducing its water bills.

Bridge to the past

High school kids must have had it pretty rough in the days before the Internet.

Body found in river was missing teen

A dead body pulled from the Delaware River near Linden Avenue on Nov. 4 was that of a Frankford High School freshman girl, authorities say.

Wissinoming rallies behind deli damaged in car crash

Judging by its many web reviews, Marino’s Deli is a jewel of a sandwich shop in Wissinoming. And considering that the decades-old eatery doesn’t even have a marquee sign, it surely fits the bill as a hidden gem.