Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Two jewelry store thieves nabbed, third on the loose

Police in two counties have arrested a couple of alleged jewelry thieves from the Northeast who may be responsible for stealing merchandise worth more than $100,000 from suburban department stores. Meanwhile, a third alleged conspirator remains on the loose.


Volunteers needed for cleanup

The Friends of Pennypack Park invite volunteers to participate in the first monthly park cleanup of the 2014 season on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Undercover cops make prostitution, drug arrests

The Ramada Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard is home to one of the city’s top-rated comedy clubs, but when the police department’s City Wide Vice Unit shows up at the hotel, it’s no laughing matter.


Farewell, Sisters

At 165 years old, Holmesburg’s St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church proudly identifies itself as “the mother church of the Northeast.” And for about 130 years, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have provided maternal spirit to the parish.


Fox Chase United Methodist Church remains a hot topic

With spring on the horizon, students tend to get a bit antsy while looking forward to the end of the school year. In Fox Chase, patience is also wearing thin among residents who don’t like a church-based high school in the neighborhood.


Man attacked, robbed on Frankford street

A quick walk to a local convenience store turned into a violent and costly one for a Frankford man on Feb. 19 when an unknown thug stole his money and cell phone.


Somerton group opposes gas station expansion plan

The Somerton Civic Association has rejected a neighborhood gas station owner’s plan to build three auto service bays.


Suspect sought in home burglary

A burglar’s colorful jacket may provide the key in solving a break-in at a Somerton home last Saturday.


Police raid NE massage parlor

Community complaints led to a police raid on a Far Northeast massage parlor that was being operated as a house of prostitution, police said last Thursday.


Video of impaired mother on bus goes viral

Almost 84,000 Facebook users have shared the disturbing video of a little girl and her semiconscious mother riding SEPTA’s Route 66 bus through the Northeast since a user named John Warren posted the four-plus-minute clip on March 6.