Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Holmesburg man to stand trial for murder

A Holmesburg man has been ordered to stand trial for the Feb. 2 murder of Torresdale resident Rasheed Shannon. 


Crime log: April 16, 2014

March 10 through 23


Cameras record gunfight in Rhawnhurst motel

Lead was flying through the hallways of a Rhawnhurst motel on March 31 as two men treated the business like their personal paintball arena, except the bullets were real.


Ex-ambulance driver sent to jail for scam

A former ambulance driver was ordered on April 3 to serve two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars by transporting ineligible patients to medical facilities.


Sign up for organic produce in NE

The deadlines are rapidly approaching for folks to sign up for Northeast Philadelphia’s only Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative organic produce pick-up location. From May through October, participants will be able to pick up fresh organic vegetables, fruits and other farm products weekly at the Glen Foerd estate, 5001 Grant Ave.


Enterprise Car makes a permanent home in Somerton

After about a dozen years as a temporary Somerton resident, Enterprise Car Sales will be making a permanent home in Somerton.


Landscapes of history

Glen Foerd plans to restore historical features throughout its 18-acre estate.

Surrounded by generations of urban development, Glen Foerd on the Delaware remains a pastoral oasis, and not merely because of the mid-19th century mansion that accentuates the 18-acre, city-owned estate.


Teen fatally shot in home invasion

A 19-year-old man is dead after a home invasion and shooting on Monday morning in the Northeast’s Wooden Bridge Run section.


City unveils controversial plan to redeploy paramedics

Philadelphia’s Civil Service Commission has paved the way for a Nutter administration plan to halve the number of paramedics serving on each of the fire department’s 50 medic units, despite vehement objections from leaders of the city’s firefighters and paramedics union.


Suspect caught on camera during burglary

On a scale of one to 10, the surveillance video of a recent residential burglary in Tacony is at least an 11.