Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Fox Chase brothers earn ranking of Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America Troop 226 in Rhawnhurst celebrated the promotion of two members to the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Jan. 11, at Artisan Hall, 8100 Roosevelt Blvd. The new Eagle Scouts are brothers Daniel and Peter Werner of Fox Chase.


Former judge sentenced in ticket-fixing case

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.


Driver sentenced to prison for fatal DUI

A drunk driver has been ordered to serve 5-1/2 to 12 years in state prison for killing a woman pedestrian outside Wissinoming Park in 2013 after the victim had pushed her longtime husband out of the vehicle’s path.


A dead end

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has killed a plan to convert the former Liddonfield site into a Holy Family University campus.   


Crime log: January 21, 2015

Dec. 15 through 28


Credit union proposal a hot topic with civic groups

A proposal to build a new credit union branch on the James D. Morrissey Inc. property dominated the agendas of two civic association meetings in the Northeast last week. Residents in East Torresdale unanimously rejected the plan on Jan. 12, while their neighbors in Upper Holmesburg postponed their Jan. 15 vote indefinitely.


City plans improvements for Fox Chase Town Center

Fox Chase has moved to the top of the pecking order in the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project.


Captain: triple-killer in jail

Philadelphia police may have captured the gunman who murdered three other men execution-style inside a house on the 4600 block of Vista St. on Jan. 10, although the department’s information office has not officially confirmed an arrest.


Three shot fatally in Holmesburg rowhouse

A pattern of violence has developed around Torresdale Avenue and Vista Street in Holmesburg. And the body count is growing with each successive outbreak.


Robber ambushes victim, steals laptop

An unidentified man went to a Mayfair 7-Eleven on Christmas Eve to shop for a specific, high-priced laptop computer, but he never intended to pay a dime for it, according to Philadelphia police. Instead, the thug slugged another patron in the back of the head and swiped the device from his hands.