Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Shedding light on a dark comedy

‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ is the first of three plays by Sean O’Casey that will hit the stage leading up to the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising.   

One nabbed for airbag thefts, more sought

Ricky Sanchez isn’t singly responsible for hundreds of automobile steering wheel airbag thefts that have occurred around Philadelphia since last May, but police detectives think that last week’s arrest of Sanchez is a good start in solving the crime pattern.

Man arrested for illegal gambling machine

Philadelphia police arrested a man for allegedly operating an illegal gambling machine inside a Lawncrest food market on April 1.

Car crashed into NE nail salon, killing patron

One Northeast nail salon patron was killed and three others injured when a senior woman drove her car through the business’ front wall and struck them on March 31.

Bustleton family dedicates park bench to creek victim

After they dedicated a park bench in Brandon Boyle’s memory on Saturday, his parents renewed their pleas for the demolition of a Pennypack Creek dam.   

Another ATV crash claims Tacony man’s life

Steven Wolfenden, 38, was operating an all-terrain vehicle at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a fence. He was ejected from the ATV, which flipped and landed on top of him.  

Woman’s corpse found buried near Frankford El

Nobody has been charged with the homicide, but Philadelphia police took a suspect into custody after he allegedly attempted to flee a rowhouse at the burial site and struggled with officers.   

Two plead guilty in shooting at gun range

A man and woman who ambushed, robbed and shot a senior citizen patron of a Northeast gun range last year, stealing his seven handguns, pleaded guilty on Thursday to numerous felony charges stemming from the crime.

Truck shortage causing late trash pickups in the NE

Philadelphia’s sanitation crews are going to be a bit delayed during the coming weeks in picking up curbside trash, but residents are encouraged to volunteer their own time and efforts to help clean up public spaces in advance of the warm weather season.

Suspects sought in pharmacy burglaries

A crew of burglars brazenly broke into two Northeast pharmacies in the early morning of March 25.