Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Detectives are trying to identify two suspects and a witness in the Aug. 13 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Northwood.


A behind the scenes look at the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.


E. Torresdale Civic approves Maggie’s Cafe expansion

Residents of East Torresdale spent more than two hours deliberating how to react to a local tavern owner’s proposal to expand his business. But by the end of an Aug. 11 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association, Kevin Goodchild got neighbors’ go-ahead to more than double the capacity of Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe.


Robber who mugged senior woman arrested

News media coverage and a public tip helped police identify and locate a thug who allegedly robbed a senior woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3.


Shotgun bandit sought

An unidentified man walked into a Frankford food store and walked out with a new 12-gauge shotgun on Aug. 5, Philadelphia police say.


Serial armed robber attempts three heists in NE

An armed robber wouldn’t take no for an answer, but authorities aren’t likely to give him credit for persistence. In fact, police intensified their hunt for the unidentified, knife-wielding bandit last Wednesday and Friday with the release of surveillance videos.


Mugger attacks senior woman in Frankford

A heartless robber mugged a 64-year-old woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3. Now, police are trying to find the unidentified thug.


Suspects sought in bank robberies

Bandits attempted to rob two Northeast Philadelphia banks last week in apparently unrelated incidents.


Bank robber gets 10 years in federal prison

A serial bank robber was ordered last Wednesday to serve 10 years in federal prison for targeting four banks, including one in the Northeast.


Surveillance videos released in Frankford armed robbery

Police have released surveillance video of a gunpoint robbery that occurred on a Frankford street on July 14.