Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Mother, son murdered in Crescentville home

Philadelphia police have released few details about the double murder of a woman and her adult son inside their Crescentville rowhome on Sunday.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (Jan. 22, 2014)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Duo arrested for armed robberies

Detectives have arrested a man and woman from Tacony in connection with four armed robberies, including one in which the crooks stole a bank card and tried to use it at a convenience store minutes after the crime.


Stack requests state funding to redevelop Liddonfield

State Sen. Mike Stack has requested that Gov. Tom Corbett allocate funding from the state’s 2014 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program toward the former site of the Liddonfield Homes.


Somerton approves hotel expansion

A Somerton public house and hotel dating to the American revolutionary era is in store for some major changes.


Tacony woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her 18-month-old twins

A Tacony woman was sentenced to life in prison last week after a Philadelphia judge convicted her of murdering her twin toddlers in a dispute with the children’s father.


Castor Gardens Wawa robbed for fifth time since October

Armed robbers have targeted the same Northeast convenience store five times since October, with the latest heist occurring early Monday morning, Philadelphia police say.


Tacony bank robbed Jan. 10

An unidentified robber held up a Tacony bank on Friday afternoon.


Fox Chase UMC violated zoning code with new school

The Fox Chase United Methodist Church violated the city’s zoning code by opening its doors to a private Christian secondary school last fall, according to the leader of a neighborhood civic association.


Man could face 20 to 40 years for starving parents

Nobody really knows what was on Thomas Houck’s mind as he idly watched his elderly father starve to death and his mother nearly do the same in late 2011.