Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Pelbano Rec Center vending machine bandit sought by police

A man broke open a vending machine inside the Pelbano Recreation Center early this week, but it wasn’t to satisfy his sweet tooth.


Officer shoots, kills robbery suspect in Oxford Circle

A respected foot beat officer from the 2nd Police District shot and killed a suspected robber who allegedly assaulted him on an Oxford Circle street Tuesday afternoon.


Teacher, NE mother arrested for sex with student

A Northeast mother of three who taught math at Lower Moreland High School seduced and had sex with a 17-year-old student last year, according to felony charges filed on Friday by the Montgomery County district attorney.


Suspects sought in robbery, attempt

Police have release surveillance video of two recent strong-arm robberies in the Northeast.


Attempted rape reported in Mayfair

A man with a knife jumped an 18-year-old girl on a Mayfair Street last week and unbuttoned her pants before she fought him off and he fled, according to police, who are trying to identify the attacker.


Tacony store clerk repels robber

When confronted by an armed robber last Wednesday afternoon, a Tacony convenience store clerk did the one thing you’re not supposed to do.


7th District officer honored

Philadelphia Police Officer Timothy Taylor has been named Officer of the Month in the 7th district after his recent arrests of two men for assault and attempted rape.


Third murder in six days in Crescentville

Crescentville often gets overlooked as a neighborhood. In fact, it’s often lumped together with nearby Lawndale and called “Lawncrest” in news media reports. But Crescentville is becoming very well-known among folks who monitor the city’s murder and gun violence problems.


Mayfair Civic approves daycare center

The former Northeast Community Center is already home to a religious group and could get a childcare facility, too. 


Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Jan. 29

An update on the NoLibs murder investigation, details on a grant awarded to a local school, and other news in brief.