Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Toddler dies in three-story fall in Frankford

An unsupervised toddler fell to his death from a third-story window in Frankford on Sunday.


Somerton meeting postponed to Jan. 14

The Somerton Civic Association meeting originally scheduled for Dec. 10 has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 14, due to snow. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Walker Lodge 306, 1290 Southampton Road.


Police believe attack planned

Philadelphia police said on Tuesday that they don’t believe a recent home invasion in the area of Willits and Ashton roads was a random act of violence, although detectives are still trying to identify the masked gunman who made off with a victim’s Rolex wristwatch.


Police looking into motorists’ advances toward separate underage girls

Two male motorists made sexual advances toward underage girls in the Northeast last week in what Special Victims Unit detectives believe were unrelated incidents.


Archdiocese reschedules Christmas concert

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has rescheduled its 26th annual Christmas Concert due to last Sunday’s snow storm. The concert will now be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Admission is free.


Robber hits same Wawa a fourth time

A Halloween-style armed robber struck for a fourth time at the same Oxford Circle convenience store on Nov. 26.


Boyfriend charged with killing girlfriend, son

The bodies of Atlanta Deveney and her 12-year-old son Elijah Rosado remained undiscovered in their Wissinoming apartment for two days after her boyfriend, Carlos Rivera, strangled Deveney and stabbed the boy to death.


St. Chris helps feed the hungry

Students at St. Christopher School in Somerton collected canned goods for Thanksgiving week in support of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Nutritional Development Services, which provides meals to needy families.


Crime log: December 4, 2013

Nov. 4 through 17


Driver sentenced in accident that killed cop

The drunken driver who struck and killed Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo while traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 95 16 months ago has been ordered to spend the next 10 to 20 years in prison.