Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Fatal accident in Crescentville

A Northeast Philadelphia woman died in a two-vehicle crash at a Crescentville intersection last Thursday morning.


NE ambulance drivers sentenced for fraud

Two Northeast-area ambulance drivers were sentenced last week to serve at least two years in federal prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud. One of the drivers is also facing murder charges for his role in an unrelated drag racing crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that claimed the lives of a woman and her three young sons.


Thief swipes pipes from Tacony home

Workers on a home renovation project in Tacony took a break on Sunday, June 1, so a burglar went to work. He used luggage on wheels to tote copper pipes and power tools from the job site.


Navigating the World Cup

Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”


Daniel Sweeney Day fundraiser is June 22

The memory of fallen firefighter and former Fox Chase resident Daniel Sweeney will be honored in the third annual Daniel Sweeney Day, featuring a day-long softball tournament, at Fox Chase Recreation Center on June 22. Proceeds will benefit the Daniel Sweeney Scholarship Fund.


Police hunt for Northeast sexual predator

An unidentified sex predator linked to two prior attacks in Mayfair seems to be expanding his territory and growing more violent, a Philadelphia police investigator said on Friday in the aftermath of a third brutal assault within 33 days.


Man steals Wawa charity donations

A Wawa patron helped himself to a charity box on May 13, now detectives are trying to find the thief and about $100 in stolen donations that were meant to benefit children.


Crime log: June 4, 2014

May 5 through 18


A proud salute

Archbishop Ryan’s Joe Hansbury is bound for Army.

Joe Hansbury already had a college scholarship locked up, but he wanted something more.


Cahn to deliver keynote address at conference

LuAnn Cahn, award-winning television journalist, author and breast cancer survivor, will deliver the keynote speech at the 66th annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. The event will be held from June 6 to 8 at the Wyndham Hotel, Fourth and Arch streets.